AOII: Raising Awareness for the Arthritis Foundation

AOII-AF-FINAL_LRGIf you have not noticed, AOII has been throwing a lot of fundraisers lately. From the carnival, to the dodgeball tournament to the pie toss, campus has seen a lot of these girls. It’s for a good reason too—the Arthritis Foundation. The Arthritis Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps prevent, control and cure arthritis in America. No one seems to dread the fundraising because they are events that are fun and interesting, and they also get people involved. The AOII fundraising might not be able to take over the world, but they are helping to make a change and raise awareness—that’s all you need really, as well as motivation and ambition. I got to talk to one of the sorority’s sisters who was more than willing to speak about the cause. “The Arthritis Foundation is our national philanthropy and it is the leading cause of disability in the world—especially in juveniles. I like that we do the Arthritis Foundation because it is pretty uncommon to hear about the disease and people are just unaware of that. I want to help change that, so everyone can understand what is happening.”—Shannon Shirk. We will probably see more of these fundraisers and that is not necessarily a bad thing either.

Ben Cooper

Staff Writer

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