The Delta Chi fraternity is hosting Steak Out for Cancer catered by Steak n’ Shake with proceeds going to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
The event will be tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Delta Chi house facing Chandler road across from Eagle Village.
Attendees can pay $5 at the door or purchase a ticket from one of the brothers beforehand and receive a Steak and Shake burger, chips and a drink, as well being able to purchase a t-shirt for $15.
“This event is open to everyone and not just students involved with Greek Life,” Aron Randall, GSP committee chairman for Delta Chi and a senior mechanical engineering major, said. “This is a great event for students who don’t know about Greeks to come to an un-pressured event.”
As of Monday, Delta Chi had 300 people RSVP’d on their Facebook page and they are expecting more to show up, Garcia said.
“500 people is the goal,” Randall said.
If Delta Chi members sell all of the tickets then the event will raise $2,000-$3,000.
All of the Steak and Shake burgers are donations by Steak and Shake, Randall said.
85 percent of the proceeds for the food tickets and of the proceeds for the t-shirts earned will go to The V Foundation, the philanthropy that Delta Chi sponsors.
The other 15 percent of ticket proceeds and 15 percent from the t-shirt proceeds will be donated to the sorority that buys the most food tickets and to the sorority that buys the most t-shirts.
The V Foundation puts efforts into cancer research and was founded by ESPN and cancer victim Jim Valvano.
Delta Chi has a personal attachment to cancer research. Around five or six years ago the fraternity lost two brothers to leukemia, Garcia and Randall said.
Because of the loss, Garcia said that they had focused their philanthropy more towards Jeffery’s Boys, a charity for leukemia and blood cancers, started by the mother of one of the victims.
The proceeds of this event will still go towards The V Foundation, Randall said.
“This is the first year for this event but we plan on it becoming an annual event,” Michael Garcia, president of Delta Chi and a senior majoring in finance and economics, said.
Randall said, “Greeks raise thousands of dollars for philanthropy. We are not just the stereotypes; we really are trying to help out.”