ABOUT OUR PHILANTHROPY
On June 2, 2007, the sisters of Sigma Alpha Omega® voted to adopt Ovarian Cancer Awareness as our national philanthropy after the initiative was researched by then Vice President of the National Board of Trustees, Erin Watts Evans.
Ovarian Cancer awareness has been at the heart of Sigma Alpha Omega®'s philanthropic mission since 2007. The sisters of Sigma Alpha Omega® have raised $11,000 just within the last year to support the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in educating the public. The purpose of OCNA is “to conquer ovarian cancer by uniting individuals and organizations in a national movement.”
Knowing the impact that we could have on women all over the country, I never imagined that from that meeting we would go on to be where we are now.
Truly, back then we were so young, I think we had only hoped that we were doing the right thing, hoped that we were listening to the Lord and following the path that we needed to be on. Throughout the year seeing all the OCA events and speakers at chapters and convention, it blows my mind and warms my heart. Just sitting in reverence of all these active sisters, and now active alumnae, all in their teal; we are changing a generation, I just know it.
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has dedicated the whole month of September to ovarian cancer awareness. The sisters of Sigma Alpha Omega® take advantage of this opportunity to tell others about ovarian cancer through the ways listed below:
- Wearing teal ribbons and apparel throughout the whole month of September.
- Passing out fact sheets to women on campus and holding information nights.
- Fundraising events with local cancer survivors as guest speakers
- Teal toes at local nail salons