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January 2017 Herbein Hero - Sigma Kappa Theta Theta Chapter at Albright College

Herbein is pleased to announce Sigma Kappa Theta Theta Chapter at Albright College as the recipient of the January 2017 Herbein Community Heroes Award in the amount of $500.

Sigma Kappa is a group of young women at Albright College whom unite in support of shared values including personal growth, friendship, service, and loyalty. Their belief in serving our community is what has brought them to apply for the Herbein Community Heroes Program. They believe being active in the community allows us to lead purposeful and meaningful lives.

There are five main philanthropies as a sorority, however the biggest philanthropy is gerontology with a focus on Alzheimer's. On a national scale, the sorority participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s each year, however Albright's specific chapter is unique because not only do they participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s (last fall they raised over $7,000 for the walk held at Penn State Berks),  but they interact with philanthropy monthly by visiting Rittenhouse Senior Living in Reading and giving them friendship and loyalty. The Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This does not impact just us, this impacts communities as a whole.

The $500 award will be used towards the UltraViolet Gala Fundraiser in the spring. The date is tentative for March 25, 2017. Donations received for the gala will go towards the Sigma Kappa Foundation which is the second largest supporter for the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

The Herbein team thanks Sigma Kappa Theta Theta Chapter at Albright College for their dedication and community service.

To apply for an upcoming Herbein Community Heroes Award, click here:  http://www.herbein.com/communityheroes/