DKE To Host Fundraiser In Support Of Brother

Delta Kappa Epsilon, more commonly known as DKE, is hosting a fundraising event like many of those in Greek Life do. However DKE’s event is a more personal than usual; it’s benefiting one of its own. Andrew Garwood, brother and former president of the fraternity, is currently battling cancer. His brothers want to do everything they can to help.

“Andrew is one of the most caring and friendly people we know. On top of that he is a leader. He has taught us so much as a brotherhood and brought us so much closer,” DKE brother Shane Varughese said. “We want to repay him for what he has done for our fraternity. We want to bring awareness and bring people together.”

Not only is Garwood a brother, but he was also their THON dancer last year, standing for the full 46 hours while battling his illness. “What he was doing was incredible and shows the passion and strength he has,” Varughese said.

The fundraiser will take place Sunday, November 8th, from 12 p.m to 6 p.m. at the fraternity’s house on 328 East Foster Avenue. Admission is $5. There will be live performances by Kenny Sukitch, Pawn Takes Queen, Whiplash, Sorenity Row, Orchesis, Blue in the Face, Volé, and Peace Love Lyrical. The brothers will also raffle off gift cards and gift baskets from places like Giant, Wawa, Websters, Weis, and others. The event will also include food and drinks.

The fraternity hopes to raise $2,000, and all proceeds will go to covering Garwood’s travel and medical expenses.

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Caitlin Gailey

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