DELTA PHI EPSILON PHILANTHROPIES...
Delta Phi Epsilon takes pride in supporting three national philanthropies. Throughout our history, we have taken on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), and the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation. We hold each of these three philanthropies close to our hearts, and work tirelessly to raise money and awareness for them. The majority of our sisters often cite one of these philanthropic efforts as a main reason why they chose to join Delta Phi Epsilon. We would not be the Delta Phi Epsilon we are today without these three organizations.
THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems by coating them in a thick mucus, making it hard to breathe and swallow. Almost 70,000 people in the world have been diagnosed with CF. Before the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded, research for CF was nonexistent and treatment was unheard of. Today, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation helps those affected by raising money for research and treatments. Due to their hard work, life expectancy has increased to 35 years old. DPhiE has supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 1967, and we will continue to work tirelessly until a cure is found.
Delta Phi Epsilon's second philanthropy is the Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). This organization is committed to preventing and bringing awareness to eating disorders that have unfortunately become common in young women and men. DPhiE provides an open dialogue about eating disorders, creating a safe space to talk about their harmful effects and their prevalence in society. ANAD provides programs and help for people with an eating disorder, and for people whose loved ones suffer from one. ANAD works to educate friends, family, teachers, and peers about the detection and treatment of eating disorders, while promoting healthy body image and self confidence.
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DPHIE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is our third philanthropy. The Ed Foundation works to support the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon to ensure they have access to new opportunities for learning and growth. Our foundation raises money to provide scholarships to our sisters who want to further their education, and helps sisters during times of need. Every March, chapters across the nation collect donations to raise money for our sisters in need. In March of 2016, Delta Phi Epsilon raised over $160,000 nation-wide. Our goal for 2017 is $200,000!
Delta Phi Epsilon at UGA has sisters who are involved in dozens of various clubs and philanthropies on our campus. As a sorority, we participate in major UGA philanthropies like Relay for Life, HEROs, Miracle, and more. As individuals, the women of DPhiE are passionate about many other organizations on campus like UGA Camp Kesem, Shop With a Bulldawg, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.