PEORIA—Thomas Janssen, a sophomore at Bradley University, along with his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, has been busy raising money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help in the fight against childhood cancer.
“Our fraternity has been proudly raising money annually for the St. Baldrick’s foundation since at least 2008, and have raised more than $225,000 since then, averaging $15,000 a year. Every spring we make an effort to raise as much money as we can to help the kids that need it, along with shaving our heads to show non-monetary support,” said Janssen.
He added that the fraternity continues to choose St. Baldrick’s Foundation for their philanthropy every year because many of the members know friends or loved ones who have been [affected] by cancer directly.
How much money has been raised so far?
“We are currently at $15,600 raised for this year but are still collecting donations and getting cash donations into St. Baldrick’s system,” the sophomore said.
Pi Kappa Alpha has received donations online through the St. Baldrick’s website and through cash donations.