‘Deep Freeze’ for a week for charity

Via the Rome Sentinel; photo via @alphachirho

UTICA, New York — Utica College fraternity Alpha Chi Rho (AXP) held its annual “Deep Freeze” event March 1-6 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The brothers bundled up and chilled out all week as they raise awareness and much-needed research funds for the organization. 

Members of the fraternity took turns camping in tents on the lawn behind Strebel Student Center for an entire week in conjunction with a series of events while also collecting donations. They raised more than $2,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The events this year included Drag Day Monday at 9 a.m., S’mores with KDP Tuesday at 7 p.m., Candlelight Vigil Wednesday 5:30 p.m., Build A Snowman Thursday at 2 p.m., and Raffle, DJ, and Limbo Contest Friday all day. Students, faculty and community members were encouraged to visit the campsite throughout the week, while social distancing, to take part in these events. 

Individuals can contribute to the cause by making a cash, Venmo, or Paypal donation in person at the campsite during the “Deep Freeze.” You can also donate through the relay for life page at https://mobileacs.org/5vjvj. Let the warmth in your heart help the brothers make it through their cold week. 

For more information on the “Deep Freeze” for Cancer event, contact Andrew Viera at 315-744-3331 and anviera@utica.edu.