Greek life organizations decorate cupcakes to raise money for Jewish cancer patients

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By Abigail Bentz
For the Mitzpeh
@abigailkbentz

Alpha Epsilon Phi hosted “Cupcake Wars,” a philanthropic event to raise money for breast cancer on Sunday.

This university’s Greek life gathered at Hillel Sunday at noon to compete for the best decorated cupcake. AEphi’s Philanthropy Chair Jordan Greenberg looks forward to the event every year.

“It’s a good way for all of us to come together and support each other and support Greek unity,” said Greenberg, a sophomore psychology major.

A portion of the proceeds went to Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women facing breast cancer. Sharsheret’s mission statement, according to its website, is to offer a community for these women by helping make “connections with peers, professionals, and resources.”

Tables filled Hillel, each hosting a different fraternity or sorority. The teams were given a theme for each round and were then evaluated by three judges.

Sophomore AEphi member and journalism major Sara Malinow also enjoys the sense of unity at Cupcake Wars.

“We love to commend ourselves for the fact that we love to eat, so it’s perfect,” Malinow said, “but it really allows us the opportunity to not only get to see our friends from different sororities and different fraternities, but we get to do something together for a good cause, something that we stand for.”

Sharsheret is one of the two charities that AEphi supports. More information can be found at http://sharsheret.org.

 

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