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.