Event fundraising

Northwood fraternity to raise funds on 9/11 through stair climbing event

The Kappa Sigma chapter at Northwood Midland University is commemorating the anniversary of 9/11, 2001, in a way that will raise funds for first responders and the National September 11 Memorial.

The fraternity plans to plant American flags along campus to represent all those who lost their lives on 9/11 and hold a stair-climbing event to raise funds for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum; FDNY Foundation (Fire Department of New York); and Folds of honor.

“Kappa Sigma is always looking for ways to make an impact. We are very passionate about philanthropy,” said Northwood Cade Nelson, president of Kappa Sigma. “Last year was our first 9/11 fundraising event where we really saw how much of a difference we can make. This event is meant to honor first responders and many other people who lost their lives that day.All money raised is donated to organizations to help first responders and their families.

Students will climb 2,200 steps, the number of steps first responders climbed on September 11, 2001 when they risked their lives for others. They will begin their ascent at Hantz Stadium at 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, to commemorate the moment the first World Trade Center tower was struck in New York City on September 11, 2001.

“This is a great way to donate and raise scholarships for family members of 9/11 first responders who lost their lives,” said Philanthropy Chairman Alexander Mazon.

To support the effort, donations can be made online at https://my.greekcapitalmanagement.com/register/1397. Donations can also be made in person at a stand that Kappa Sigma will have on September 10 Northwood soccer game.

Donations can also be made in person beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 11 at Hantz Stadium.

For more information, contact Mazon at [email protected]north wood.edu or at 914-703-8604.