On November 2, Tri Delta held their annual event, DHOP. DHOP stands for Delta House of Pancakes. All of the money raised goes directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is given to families for all medical expenses, food, and housing. The patients and families at St. Jude will never receive a bill for anything because all a family should have to worry about is helping their child fight for his or her life.
Auburn Tri Delta has the privilege of going to the hospital every year and seeing where all of the DHOP money goes. St. Jude's has a housing facility called "Tri Delta Place," which is a whole floor in the hospital and has the specialty C Clinic and a "teen room" for teenage patients.
This event's goal is to raise money and awareness on campus, with the higher aim to make childhood cancer a thing of the past. Thanks, Tri Delta, for helping St. Jude one pancake flip at a time.
Tri Delta recently hosted Alex's Lemonade Stand on Auburn's concourse!
Alex's Lemonade Stand was founded by a girl named Alex Scott who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer when she was only a year old. When she was four, she heard her parents talking about paying her hospital bills and decided to take matters into her own hands. With the help of her family, she hosted a lemonade stand in her backyard. On the first day, she raised $2,000! Once news spread, Alex was able to raise $1 million for childhood cancer research and awareness before she passed away in 2004.
Tri Delta continues to carry out Alex's legacy by handing out lemonade on the concourse and asking for donations. All donations go to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which is dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for children battling cancer.