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Philanthropy Efforts

The Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. The Foundation seeks to make a difference by generating broad-based support for cancer research and by creating an urgent awareness among all Americans of the importance of the war against cancer. The Foundation performs these dual roles through advocacy, education, fundraising, and philanthropy.

Whether its a friend that's fighting cancer, a friend's family member, your own family member or even you yourself, we are all affected by cancer. Delta Chi is proud to partner with the Jimmy V Foundation in its efforts to raise awareness and raise money to help fund the research that will, one day, yield the cure for cancer.

In addition to the Jimmy V Foundation, UMass Delta Chi participates in all-greek philanthropy events, including UDance and Relay for Life.

UDance to support Children's Miracle Network

Delta Chi, along with the rest of UMass Greek Life, participates in UDance. Founded in 2006 by the Fraternities and Sororities, UDance is a 12 hour fundraising dance marathon. It combines music, food, dancing, performances, prizes and much more to create a fun environment that raises money to help support our local Children's Miracle Network hospital, Baystate Children's Hospital. UDance is a student-run event, run by a Steering Committee composed of members of the different Fraternities and Sororities on campus.
For more information on UDance, contact co-chairs Amanda Almieda ( and Nicole Stewart ( or visit

Relay for Life

In the spring, during the closing weekend of Greek Week, UMass Greeks join the rest of the Five College community in supporting and participating in the Five College Relay for Life at Amherst College's Pratt Field. Relay for Life is an overnight event where countless teams come together, each with at least one member walking the the track at all times. Teams camp out and have a great time, all while raising money in support of the American Cancer Society.