Letters to the Editor

Alpha Phi, RSE pancake breakfast proves successful

The members of Alpha Phi and the Rensselaer Society of Engineers would like to thank everybody who helped to make our first ever Family Weekend Pancake Breakfast for Breast Cancer a tremendous success! Whether you came to the breakfast, bought a raffle ticket, or helped in any other way, we are extremely grateful to you! With the support of the RPI community and their families, we were able to raise over $1,700 for the Making Strides for Breast Cancer initiative, part of the American Cancer Society. Our members and I were blown away by the number of people who came to the breakfast, as well as the number of student who brought their families along. We estimate we had nearly 300 people attend the Pancake Breakfast, held in the RSE Living Room on Saturday, October 20, during of Family Weekend. The event would not have been possible without some extra helping hands. Thanks to Sodexo who generously donated milk and orange juice for the event, The Brown Bag who allowed us to use their coffee maker, the RPI men’s hockey team who all signed a jersey that was raffled off, and the American Cancer Society who donated two gift cards that were also raffled off. The brothers and sisters of RSE and Alpha Phi are all very appreciative for the support these organizations offered. Special thanks are also due to the RPI Union and class dean Louis Trzepacz, who were fully behind this event since its inception. Lastly, I would like to personally thank my brothers of RSE and the sisters of Alpha Phi who were the lifeblood making this event possible. A small team can plan, but it took the collective efforts of our two houses to make a vision a reality; you guys are the best! If you weren’t able to be part of the fun and enjoy some of our awesome chocolate chip or banana pancakes this year, look for this event next Family Weekend. By making this an annual tradition, we hope you will join us in fighting to eradicate the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer and to eventually find a cure to this disease.