On April 14th, Delta Zeta and the rest of the fraternities, sororities and on-campus organizations at the University of Central Oklahoma danced for a total of 8 hours for a philanthropy event held by UCO called Bronchothon. All the aching backs, hurting feet and growling stomachs were so worth it as we watched the Bronchothon team reveal how much money we had raised on stage. Each hour of the event consisted of different themes, and songs were played in light of those themes. Our sisters jammed out to Jonas Brothers, Sean Kingston, and even the Hannah Montana theme song together.
Bronchothon is an organization/event held on our campus each year that consists of a day of dancing for the kids. All the proceeds from the event go towards our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Oklahoma City. At the event, miracle children attend and perform talent shows, share their stories, and dance the night away with us. This event is especially close to the heart of our chapter because one of our alumna women has a miracle child, Mattie, who stole the show and brought a tear to our eyes all in the same night as we heard her story and watched her perform a dance routine on stage.
Before the final hour of the event, awards were given to the different organizations for their contribution to the event. Our chapter won 3rd place in the overall miracle cup points for attending events, sharing donor drives, and raising money, which was amazing. One of our sisters who we are extremely proud of, Jessica Chiaffitelli, raised the most money on her donor drive out of all the participants at $4,400. A few of our members who did an amazing job representing Delta Zeta at this event were Sam Scales (who was on the board of directors for Bronchothon), Whitney Hammer, and Kelsey Jones (our Bronchothon Chair).
This event raised $97,504.29 in total for the kids. It was truly a complete success, and Delta Zeta was so happy to be a part of it.
“To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine.”