Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. supported the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Game Day Give Back Project with a donation of $10,604.00. For the past several years PLL has established a monetary goal for this worthy effort. This year’s goal was set at $10,000. Brother Eddie A. Stephens, Jr., Chapter Basileus (President) thanked the Brothers of Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter and all donors for their support to St. Jude. He gave a special thanks to Brother Keith Breland, Social Action Chairman for his committee work on this project. He also thanked the George M. Hampton Foundation for their partnership in this campaign. Special recognition to Brothers Robert Clements, Brother Harvey Woodson, Brother George M. Hampton, Brother Greg Reid, Brother David Hardin, Brother James Rowe, Brother David Holliday, Brother Raymond Bell and Mrs. Candace Noel for their generous donations. Mrs. Ann Wheeler, Democratic Candidate, Chair, Prince William County Board of Supervisors and Mrs. Andrea Bailey, Democratic Candidate, Prince William Board of County Supervisors (Potomac District) made donations as well. Special thanks to PLL’s own Brother Conrado Morgan, 3rd District, 1st Vice District Representative, for his tireless efforts in encouraging support for this worthy cause.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. The funds donated will support the kids and families at St. Jude. The kids nor the families have to pay for travel, medical care, lodging or food as long as the kids are in treatment at St. Jude. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. More than 40% of the kids treated at St. Jude are African Americans.
All donations are tax deductible and there will be a raffle for gifts at the Dr. Moses C. Norman, Sr. Leadership Conference for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. on July 9, 2019 in Atlantic City New Jersey for those who donated on behalf of Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter.
This project supports Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Social Action Program and will fall under our internationally mandated program of Health Initiatives in the future. We thank all of our patrons and donors for their support in this project and the continuing support as we do our part to give back to our community.
Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 16 countries worldwide. Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action. PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.
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