Greeks Bear Gift of Life

Published 04.18.2016

Student News

With its brothers appropriately clad and joined by student Brittany R. Terpstra, a friend of the fraternity, Sigma Pi prepares for a brush-and-roller campaign ...... including those hard-to-reach spots!Fraternity brothers add their personal touch to a universal message.Penn College's Sigma Pi fraternity and the Gift of Life Donor Program partnered this past week to celebrate national "Donate Life" month and to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation and the more than 8,400 Pennsylvanians – and over 121,000 people nationally – who are awaiting life-saving organ transplants. In addition to a panel discussion Thursday and information tables in high-traffic campus locations, the fraternity painted "The Rock" on Friday in the donor program's signature blue and green. Dwendy Johnson, Gift of Life's community relations team leader, traveled to campus for the rock-painting. Sigma Pi's advocacy dates to 2009, when an Eastern Illinois University brother was tragically killed in a bus accident. Today, six people are alive because of Cameron Chana's decision to be an organ-and-tissue donor. For more information, call 1-800-DONORS-1 (1-800-366-6771) or visit Gift of Life.