Cystic fibrosis is a rare inherited chronic disease for which there is currently no cure; this disease affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States and nearly 70,000 people worldwide. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. In the 1950's, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. A fellow sister, Phyllis Kossoff, was the apart of the group of individuals who started the search for the cure. Her son was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. and she was determined to help him. Thanks to her and the start up of the CFF, many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30's, 40's and beyond. Since 1967, Delta Phi Epsilon has contributed more than $1 million to research for a cure! Each fall, your sisters at Epsilon Upsilon do a Bowl for a Breath to help raise money for CFF. For more information on CF, please visit: www.cff.org.
Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Delta Phi Epsilon strives to better our community as a whole, starting with our very own colleagues through our sorority's second international philanthropy, ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders). ANAD advocates for men and woman for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors. They promote eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals. With this in mind, we make an effort to tackle one of our generation’s most serious issues - eating disorders. We strive to encourage body positivity and the prevention of these disorders through ANAD week every spring semester. During this week, we host events such as trash your insecurities, a candle light vigil to honor those who lost their life to this mental illness, and Deepher Dude to help show men also suffer from eating disorders. The Epsilon Upsilon chapter has raised thousands of dollars in donations for The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. ANAD is a philanthropy near and dear to our hearts, because its purpose is so in tune with our motto - Esse Quam Videri. We encourage our sisters and those around us to always "to be rather than to seem to be." Our best self is always enough! To donate and learn more about ANAD, visit: www.anad.org
Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is composed of scholarships given by the International DPhiE Headquarters to sisters, daughters of sisters, and "blood" sisters. It is not based entirely on need, but also academic scholar and achievement in the sorority. Money donated to the scholarship is added to the principal amount. In order to receive an award, any prospective person must write to our International Headquarters for an application. All the money earned is meant to go towards college tuition. Visit www.dphiefoundation.org/educational-scholarships/ for more information!
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