Sorority sisters ‘rock’

On somewhat of a chilly day under gray skies, the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma dressed for the occasion — donning jackets and blankets — and rocked in rocking chairs to support their philanthropic cause, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Phi Sigma Sigma chapter held its annual Rock-A-Thon in front of Griffin Hall from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The event is intended to raise money for the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation to benefit the National Kidney Foundation.

Anyone was able to rock throughout the event without cost. Some kidney patients undergo dialysis treatment and rock in rocking chairs to help blood flow, said senior Rachel Heck. In order to show their support, participants imitated this motion.

“Delta Gamma and Delta Zeta signed up to rock all day,” Farris said. “Whoever rocks the longest wins money for their philanthropy.”

According to Phi Sigma Sigma philanthropy chair Katie Farris, participants were able to purchase food and snacks and buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip to Perfect North or tickets to a comedy club in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“For me, philanthropy means doing something for a greater cause, something bigger than me,” said Heck, who has been a member of Phi Sigma Sigma since fall of 2007.

Philanthropy is an important part of the mission for any sorority. It allows a dedicated group of girls to join for one cause; and in the process, they are able to grow as individuals while remaining part of a group.