Iota Sweethearts, Inc. Officially Partners With St. Jude As A National Team
Iota Sweethearts, Inc. (I.S.I.) has officially partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
I.S.I joins the partnership as a national team on the bronze level, pledging to raise $25,000 across it's platform. Regional teams across the country have been set up for online donations, as well as participation in the annual Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer that takes places every September.
I.S.I. National Vice President Sherri Bester was instrumental to the process of the organization becoming official partners. She has led the way in fundraising for St. Jude over the past several years, raising over $3100 alone in 2015: "You've got to believe in your cause, and if you're passionate about your cause, others will believe enough to donate. I had some donors that believed in me and my cause [so much so] that they were really coming out of pocket with heavy donations."
Most recently, Iota Sweethearts had been working with Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., a silver level national team, in their fundraising efforts for St, Jude, raising over $37,000 last year. This year as an independent official partner, the sweetheart organization will have their own signage and pins the day of the walk and is listed on the St. Jude national website an official national team.
Iota Sweethearts, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization that aims to provide educational, career, and personal development opportunities to its members while also improving the social, academic, and economical standings of the individuals in its surrounding communities. I.S.I also serves to promote scholarship and health and social awareness, as well as build partnerships for collaborative efforts with other national and international organizations.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since they opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs they make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org.