Founded by Huntsman, the Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to finding the causes of cancer, developing new and better treatments, and preventing people from ever developing cancer. Huntsman founded HCI to focus on understanding cancer from its very beginnings and to translate this knowledge into safer and more effective treatments. HCI was chosen as Sigma Chi's preferred philanthropic partner because many Sigs and their families have been directly affected by cancer, the second-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, men have an approximate lifetime risk of 1:2 for developing the disease; for women, the risk is 1:3.
Derby Days is our annual philanthropy event set out to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. It consists of various fundraisers throughout the week, including things like a dance competition, relay races, and more. If you'd like to sign up a team, download and print the file below and return it to the Sigma Chi House. This year's Derby Days will be on April 25th, 2020.
This school year, we have held three philanthropies: Dunk-A-Sig, Caramel for a Cause, and Christmas with the Sigs. At Dunk a Sig, we got a dunk tank and put it in our front lawn where the Lincoln community could make a donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute for a few tosses to dunk the sig in the dunk tank. At Caramel for a Cause, we paired up with the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and had a caramel apple bar with several toppings to choose from. For Christmas with the Sigs, we decorated our house for the holiday season and had cookie decorating, Santa, and Reindeer (dogs with antlers).
If you would like to make a donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, use the link here.
Derby Days 2016