Epsilon Psi’s main philanthropy event is a 5k color run called Kappa Dash. After one of our members, Robin Babbini, passed away from ovarian cancer in 2006, we started Kappa Dash to support ovarian and breast cancer research by donating all proceeds to the Ovarian Cancer Circle and Susan G. Komen Foundation. Every fall, we invite all members of the community including other Greek houses, students, parents, and faculty to participate in the color run and celebrate at the finish line with music and food. This past year, Kappa Dash has been more successful than ever and has raised over $5,000. Other events we do include our annual Valentine’s Day Gram Sale, beach clean ups, and volunteering to read at local elementary schools.
Being philanthropy chairman has been one of the most rewarding parts of being in Kappa. Some of my favorite memories at UCSB were at our philanthropy events like throwing color at runners during Kappa Dash and reading to children who were so excited to take home a book. It’s experiences like these that make me proud to be in a sisterhood so dedicated to helping others while creating lifelong friendships and memories.