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Reno Greek students win TVs in NNCCF fundraiser
by Tribune Staff
Apr 29, 2012 | 1347 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Students involved in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Greek life, who recently supported the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF), received a special gift of appreciation with one sorority and one fraternity each receiving a 40-inch LCD television.

The two televisions, donated by RC Willey, went to the winning sorority and fraternity in a coin drive held by Delta Delta Delta as part of NNCCF’s first Elevating Life campaign, held from November 2011 through February. Tri Delta and Lambda Chi Alpha raised the most among the organizations and the coin drive collectively brought in $3,400.

“Supporting local children in the fight against cancer is near and dear to our hearts,” said Stephanie Myers, vice president of public relations for Tri Delta. “It was necessary for us to be involved in the Elevating Life campaign and spread the word throughout the Greek community. The team at the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is truly amazing. We can’t wait to continue our involvement for years to come.”

NNCCF executive director Debbie Strickland is grateful for the response from the university students becoming involved in the fight against pediatric cancer.

“This was the first year we’ve really had the pleasure of working with the university students on this scale and it’s been a great relationship,” she said. “They’re able to rally support and help spread the word about the need our families have as they cope with the financial and emotional costs that come with a cancer diagnoses. We’re certainly looking forward to working with them more in the future.”

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