See what Sisters across the country are doing to raise awareness for Autism Speaks. If you would like to submit an Autism Speaks News piece, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1.
The Memphis RiverKings mascot, Sheldon, helped celebrate the first Memphis Walk Now for Autism Speaks with volunteers Jayme McKeever (right) and Alencia Hudson( left). – Cameron Volpe, email@example.com
The Theta Theta Chapter at Brooklyn College hosted their first ever "Xiti Night!” Each of the Sisters contributed different ziti pastas and beverages. Many other Greek Lettered Organizations on campus came to support us as well as campus faculty members and students. We sold ribbons and collected donations for Autism Speaks. The success of our event surpassed the chapter’s expectations and they hope to turn this into an annual event! – Nicole Butera, firstname.lastname@example.org
East Tennessee State University
The Gamma Theta hosted their first Xiti Dinner on November 28, 2011. They raised over $3,000 for Autism Speaks, proving the night to be a success.
University of Missouri-St. Louis
This year, the Epsilon Xi Chapter participated in the annual St. Louis walk for Autism Speaks. The chapter raised proceeds prior to the event by registering the whole chapter and collecting donations. Sisters raised awareness on campus for the event through fliers, banners and tabling. The whole chapter was in attendance for the walk, and we were also joined by members of the Gamma Nu chapter at Southeast Missouri State. – Katie Lynn – email@example.com
Iota Epsilon, Nevada Las Vegas
During the UNLV Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the Iota Epsilon Chapter held a booth for kids to decorate puzzle piece and heart cookies and buy Autism Speaks bracelets and pins. The booth raised more than $100 for Autism Speaks. The other Greek organizations in attendance were Sigma Kappa, Alpha Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Mu and Lambda Chi Alpha. The event was a great place to host an official Alumnae meet and greet for our new members. The chapter had a wonderful time raising awareness and money for Autism Speaks! – Vernicia Hogue, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta Tau, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Members of the Delta Tau Chapter spent National Philanthropy Day educating students and raising money for Autism Speaks. The ladies had a table set up in the main concourse of the union where they handed out autism fact cards and blue ribbons and sold blue Autism Speaks bands. The turnout was great! The women sold over 50 bands to students and faculty, and now many other students show support and raise awareness of the fastest growing development disability in the United States with their blue ribbons. The best moment of the day for the women was when one UW Oshkosh student stopped to thank the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta. He informed them that he himself had autism and was very proud that they were spreading awareness on campus. – Jenell Riesner, email@example.com
Delta Zeta, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
Alpha Xi Delta’s Delta Zeta Chapter held their annual Xi Quarter Mile to raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks. The chapter president, Lauren Pecoraro, encouraged ACE Hardware to teams up with Autism Speaks to raise additional funds. Between the two fundraisers, the chapter raised about $700 for Autism Speaks. – Lauren Pecoraro, firstname.lastname@example.org