People say a lot of things about fraternities, but often forget that they can give back to the community in different ways. The FarmHouse Fraternity at Purdue University recently hosted a hog roast in order to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
One main point of the event was the “Be the Match” booth which encouraged those attending the roast to join the blood and bone marrow registry. In addition, the event was also meant to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For some of the events, as well as the hog roast, there was also a corn hole tournament; for our readers unfamiliar with the game, it is essentially a bean bag toss tournament.
In addition to giving people a direct way to help, the FarmHouse Fraternity also used the event to help honor a fallen brother, John Romine. According to WLFI, one of the members, Jared Forgey, credited Romine in the following statements below:
“Because of our brother John Romine, he was affected by it and he was diagnosed before my time.”
“He’s really the one who started all this and sadly he passed away but he really started this.”
What can I do to help?
If you weren’t able to attend the hog roast, that doesn’t mean you can’t help. For people who still want to give money, you can do son with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s official website right here, which explains the organizations as follows:
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.”
The official donation page even lets you offer donations as a monthly gift.
Added to that, just like the hog roast reminds us, some of you out there might be interested in becoming a donor.