The Sigma Kappa Theta Psi Chapter is devoted to serving our community. Each year we participate in a number of service events to support our national philanthropies, as well as the local State College community. You can always be sure to see our chapter as one of the top raising teams for the annual State College Walk to End Alzheimer's.
This past semester Sigma Kappa raised $172 for the Ultra Violet Campaign via a grilled cheese fundraiser, donated $250 dollars in toys to The Ronald McDonald House Charities, had 26 of our sisters participate in the State Day of Service, and sent some of our sisters to deliver Valentines to the Brookline Nursing Home. Next semester be sure to be on the lookout for a Sigma Kappa hosted spaghetti dinner, and a 50/50 raffle for parent’s weekend! Last but certainly not least don’t forget about our upcoming Ultra Violet event in the fall!
THON 2018 | Discovering Tomorrow's Wonder
This THON, Sigma Kappa was paired with Zeta Psi fraternity and raised money for our two amazing families- the Knepps and the Kirby's.
Sigma Kappa and Zeta Psi had a total of six dancers: Blake Hurley, Chelsea Piell, Jeff Garrigan, Brett DeGemmis, Alexis Krasas, and Zach Hubert. Sisters Madi Greenfield and Alexis Depasqua danced independently as well. The grand total for THON 2018 was $10,151,663.93, and SIgma Kappa and Zeta Psi raised $106,050.91, placing 8th out of all Greek orgs at Penn State! To learn a bit more about our heroes, read below!
In October of 2015 , Landon Knepp was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma due to the tumor located on his right adrenal gland and the can cer spread to his bone marrow. He had been in and out of the Penn State Her shey Children’s Hospital with various treatments including chemotherapy, radiation , and surgery, having spent over 120 days in the hospital during that year. Landon then went through immunotherapy, a final stage of treatment, to fight off the high rate of reoccurrence that comes with neuroblastoma. During this time, he stayed caught up with school work by S kyping into his class , which allowed him to st art the second grade this fall. On top of school work, Landon is now getting involved in a lot of sports, playing videogames, and hanging out with his friends and family, including his three - year - old sister Izzy!
“You guys used to raise money for me, but now I help raise money for other kids.”- Landon Knepp
At the age of two, Max Kirby was diagnosed with a stage 4 germ cell tumor which immediately resulted in chemotherapy and constan t blood cell monitoring tests. The Kirby’s were in and out of the Hershey Medical Center , but kept upbeat and positive spirits throughout the entire treatment. In November of 2005, Max’s tumor marker dropped from 10,000 to 22.5 and in late December , Max was officiall y declared to be in remission. Max’s port was removed in May of 2006, marking the official end of his treatment! By 2007, Max started up his soccer career and the Kirby’s adop ted Evey, who is now eleven years old. This fall, Max started high school as a freshman and is continuing his soccer career by making the high school team!