Students "Pie Their Peers" For A Good Cause
PSU Students held a "Pie Your Peers" fundraiser that saw some of them getting pies in the face to support a nonprofit group that helps Plymouth-area cancer patients.
The fundraiser benefited the organization Keeping You, Me and Memories Alive, which helps Plymouth-area cancer patients pay for expenses that come up in the course of their treatment, such as gas or, in the case of patients who are also PSU students, textbooks. According to student Christina Peterson, who helped run the event and who also chairs the Delta Zeta sorority, "Pie Your Peers" raised $114.50 for the organization. Keeping You, Me and Memories Alive was started by PSU alumna Melissa Merrill '02, who lost her mother to cancer.
Three PSU sororities participated in the event.
The students who volunteered to be hit with the pies were Peter Laufenberg, Dustin Siggins, Trevor Chandler, Eileen Treacy, Dan Fornash, Ezra Dalton and Dominique Couture.
Keeping You, Me and Memories Alive may be best known locally for the annual cancer walk they have been holding in Plymouth for the last eight years.
According to the group's Web site, more than $97,000 has been raised to help local cancer patients over the years. For more information about the organization, visit MemoriesAlive.org.
Photo: Members of the Kappa Delta Phi sorority pose with Peter Laufenberg (wearing the pie) at the recent "Pie Your Peers" fundraiser, held in the Hartman Union Building on Wednesday, November 28, 2007.