Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at USD Raises Support for Childhood Cancer

The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (PIKE) at the University of South Dakota is raising money and awareness during September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, for its charity-of-choice, Cure Kids Cancer.

Planned events include:

  • Sept. 14: Ribbon and awareness handout throughout campus;
  • Sept. 24: Annual Dining for Kids event at Little Italy’s Restaurant (831 East Cherry Street). From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., guests will be able to enjoy two slices of pizza and a soft drink for $5. Proceeds will go to local children helped by Cure Kids Cancer;
  • Posts on social media to help raise awareness at www.facebook.com/USDPIKES or www.twitter.com/USDPIKES.

The mission of Cure Kids Cancer is to help children's cancer centers, like the one at Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, find life-saving treatments and eventually cures for children's cancer by raising money and awareness. Cure Kids Cancer is a program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

“Cure Kids Cancer is a special organization to our fraternity. We are helping local kids battling for their lives,” said Robert McCauley, of Primghar, Iowa, a third-year nursing major and Pi Kappa Alpha’s vice president of external affairs.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Michael Ewald
USD News