As women of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the members of Gamma Theta are proud to support Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), our official philanthropic partner.
Gamma Theta also supports the Children's Cancer Connection, our local philanthropy. The Children's Cancer Connection is a nonprofit organization that provides services and programs to children diagnosed with cancer. The organization also supports the families of these children, as the disease not only affects the child, but impacts the entire family.
With the help of Drake's campus, the Des Moines community, friends and family, Gamma Theta raises money each fall to support the Children's Cancer Connection. Our donations are used to send children to Camp Heart Connection Oncology Camp each summer. The week-long camp allows children battling cancer to take their mind off of treatment, partake in typical summer camp activities and enjoy being a kid again. They are able to meet peers and connect with others in similar situations.
During our fall philanthropy week, small events lead up to our annual golf tournament, Kappa Klassic. This year, it was held at Waveland Golf Course where over 120 students, parents and community members participated. At the end of the week, we raised nearly $7,000 for the Children's Cancer Connection.
Cancer has affected many families, including many members of Gamma Theta. We are all so passionate about this cause and our philanthropy is one of our largest priorities as members.