Sororities and fraternities at Ole Miss as well as on campuses across the country are most known for their parties, but Greeks give back to the community in many ways. At the University of Mississippi, Tri Delta has a pancake dinner benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Phi Pi has a chili cook off benefiting First Book, and Alpha Omicron Pi has a pie sale to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.
Many people do not realize that women are the most prone to having arthritis. 41 million women in America are affected by arthritis in some way or another. The Arthritis Foundation is has special meaning to AOII, because of how many members of AOII that have been affected by the disease. Thanks to the money that Alpha Omicron Pi has raised throughout the years, many research grants have been given to fund arthritis related projects.
The AOII Pie sale raised over $10,000 dollars for the Arthritis foundation and this is just one event that the ladies put on in order to raise awareness as well as money for the Arthritis Foundation. In the spring, AOII will "Strike Out Arthritis" with a kickball game in which all proceeds will go directly to the Arthritis Foundation.
For more information on the Pie Sale, click here.