April 4, 2013 — Delta Delta Delta sorority will hold a pancake breakfast from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, in Schultz Banquet Hall at Allegheny College. The public is invited to this fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For $5 – tickets available at the door – patrons can get juice, milk and all the pancakes they can eat.
Tri Delta at a national level has been a strong supporter of St. Jude Hospital since their partnership began in 1999.
“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the only hospital that will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay,” said Lydia Jones, a student at Allegheny and a Tri Delta sister. “Children and families are treated with the utmost respect and advanced medical treatments. We as a national sorority have been aiming to raise $15 million in five years, and have already raised $8 million in two! We would like to invite everyone in our community to join us in our all-you-can-eat pancake dinner to benefit such a great cause.”
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing overall U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. St. Jude is also a leader in research and treatment of life-threatening blood disorders and infectious diseases in children.