October 15, 2008
Members of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at Morningside College raised $4,600 for the American Breast Cancer Foundation by literally taking a stand against breast cancer.
For more than 139 continuous hours, starting in the early morning hours of October 6, fraternity members took turns standing on a wooden box in front of the Olsen Student Center. Other members of the fraternity solicited passersby for cash donations to the fight against breast cancer.
The unique fund-raising event ended at 5 p.m. on October 11 in Olsen Stadium after the Morningside College homecoming football game.
Ryan Lickteig, a senior from Elk Horn, Iowa, and fraternity president, said the Delta Sigma Phi members wanted to do something that had not been done before on the Morningside campus.
“We have heard of people standing for a cause but only doing so for a short time,” Lickteig said. “So we decided that we would go the distance and see where that could take us by standing for a week.”
Delta Sigma Phi is the oldest and largest fraternity on the Morningside Photo courtesy Gene Knudsen
campus. Greg Guelcher, associate professor of history, serves as faculty advisor.