LSU fraternity Sigma Chi raised $58,000 for cancer research during annual ‘Derby Days’ fundraiser

Xander Gennarelli | Apr 29, 202

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Students raised $58,000 during the massively successful Steve Carter Memorial Derby Days fundraiser earlier this month. The event was hosted by the Sigma Chi fraternity and involved all 12 of LSU’s sorority chapters in a week-long competition to raise money for charity, according to Sigma Chi officers.

The fundraiser took place March 28th through April 3rd and benefitted the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Kappa Delta, as the overall winner of the competition, won $5,000 through their own philanthropy work.

Sigma Chi Chapter President and Political Science and Economics junior, Miles McLendon, explained the success of the fundraiser.

“I really just think it’s hard work,” McLendon said. “During rush, when kids asked me what makes [Sigma Chi] different, it’s always the same answer. I just think we work so much harder than other fraternities.”