Alpha Epsilon Phi sisters are active in a wide range of community service and philanthropic activities. Through thousands of service hours and fundraising efforts that benefit AEPhi’s two official philanthropies Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Sharsheret and many other local and national charities, AEPhi’s demonstrate that they are “dedicated to selfless service and inspiring others.”
GREAT BALLS OF PHIRE: Dodge Cancer with AEPhi!
During the Fall semester, the sisters of Alpha Epsilon Phi are dedicated to spreading breast cancer awareness and raising funds for Sharsheret Breast Cancer. Sharsheret is a nation-wide organization which brings together women from all around the country who are battling breast cancer. Providing emotional and financial support, Sharsheret has grown into an incredible organization that helps thousands of women win the fight against breast cancer.
New to our Fall calendar is 'Great Balls of Phire': Dodge Cancer with AEPhi, a dodgeball tournament of BU students, where everyone is encouraged to play or come out to support each other. Guests enjoy refreshments while supporting an amazing cause and watching familiar faces compete for the winning title. We are looking forward to getting together with the BU community to enjoy supporting each other and raise funds to be donated to Sharsheret Breast Cancer.
Throughout the Spring semester, our chapter raises funds and awareness for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Elizabeth Glaser is a life long sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi who contracted HIV through a blood transfusion. Unknowingly, Elizabeth passed on the virus to her daughter Ariel through breast feeding. At the time, there was limited research and understanding in the field of pediatric AIDS, and after a few short years, Ariel lost her battle with AIDS. Elizabeth then dedicated her life to spreading awareness about pediatric AIDS, and after AIDS took her life in 1994, she left behind an outstanding organization devoted to preventing pediatric HIV infection.
This year, we brought back our old annual philanthropy event, Hypnophied, that serves to bring greek life and BU students together for two couple hours to watch their peers get hypnotized by a professional hypnotist! It's always a phun time! All proceeds go to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.
Contact our VP Philanthropy, Siena Tauber at firstname.lastname@example.org