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03-04-2005

Clarkson’s Sigma Chi Fraternity Raises Over $6,000 For Children’s Miracle Network Of Northern New York

Representatives from Clarkson University's Sigma Chi fraternity traveled to Watertown recently to deliver a $6,340 check to Samaritan Medical Center for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) of northern New York.

CMN is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. Each year these nonprofit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with diseases, injuries and birth defects.

“Although Derby Days is a fun-filled week and Sigma Chi’s biggest social event of the year, it really is all about raising money to benefit children,” says Kevin Lobdell, a junior in the Clarkson School of Business and a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. “This year we are particularly pleased that the money we’ve raised will benefit our own community through CMN of northern New York.”

Sigma Chi International Fraternity was founded in 1855 at Miami University (Ohio) and has over 220 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Clarkson University chapter was founded in 1988. In 1992, Sigma Chi International Fraternity elected CMN as their recommended national philanthropic organization and has since donated over $500,000 to CMN-affiliated hospitals throughout the United States and Canada.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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