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Mar 20, 2014

Welcome to our 2014 Derby Days Fundraising Page


This year is the 86th running of our chapter's Derby Days, and we are excited to kick things off the week of March 23rd.  Here is a quick background on Sigma Chi at Vanderbilt and our chapter's deep and lasting connection to LLS:

In the fall of 2011 an active member of our fraternity was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and the impact of the disease was clearly felt within our chapter and throughout Vanderbilt’s Greek community. His fight took a special place in our hearts and we were inspired to honor him by using our annual philanthropic event to contribute to blood cancer research and the pursuit of finding a cure. We have seen the significant impact of LLS’s commitment to cancer patients first hand, and we look forward to partnering with LLS for the third consecutive year as we continue our fundraising efforts.


The Alpha Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi takes pride in the success of Derby Days each spring at Vanderbilt University. Over the course of the past eight years, our chapter has raised over $272,000 including over $100,000 in the last two years. In 2013 we were the third largest group donor to LLS in the entire state of Tennessee. Clearly, our chapter has taken a significant role in the fight against blood cancer.


LLS’ mission is to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of our patients and their families. Generous supporters like you enable LLS to bring hope to blood cancer patients by funding life-saving research and patient support services such as co-pay assistance, direct financial aid, support groups, counseling and free educational materials. As the largest private funder of blood cancer research in the world, with almost $1 billion committed to 330 active research projects across the U.S. and abroad, LLS invests in research that is most likely to bring new treatments from the lab to the bedside quickly. LLS is currently funding a researcher right here at Vanderbilt, and last year gave $1.4 million in co-pay assistance and direct financial aid to Tennesseans alone. 


To learn more about LLS and their mission please feel free to visit their website:


Please join our team's effort today by making a donation. Your participation will save lives today. Be sure to share this page and check our team website frequently to see our progress. Most of all, thanks for your support!

*All donations are tax-deductible, a receipt will be available on the donation-confirmation page.



Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Derby Days   LP Field 10/10/14 Jordan Zauderer Nashville, TN  

Supporter Comments

    "5K shirt"

    Zach Gentry

    Sat Mar 22 10:49:08 EDT 2014

    "For Tom and Julie Tait 5k and t-shirt for Colin"

    Tom Tait

    Sat Mar 22 11:04:11 EDT 2014

    "5k with Mr. Schapiro"

    Fern Schapiro

    Sat Mar 22 11:08:52 EDT 2014

    "5k running "

    Brent Cleveland

    Sat Mar 22 11:14:19 EDT 2014

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $20,000.00
255 %
Donations: $51,099.56

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this team for this event.

Thanks To

Razoo Foundation $14404.27
Jarod Barzel $7277.74
Dealer Computer Services,... $5000.00
Anonymous $5000.00
Sigma Chi Fraternity $1737.55
Picasso Promotion System,... $1126.00
Moreover Technologies, In... $1000.00
McDougal's Village Coop.,... $1000.00
Tin Roof Acquistion Compa... $250.00
Michelle Khoury $250.00
Vanderbilt Phi Kappa Psi ... $200.00
Gamma Chapter- Phi Gamma ... $200.00
Tom Tait $55.00
Fern Schapiro $40.00
Susan Bader $20.00
Brent Cleveland $15.00
Kendal taylor $15.00
Zach Gentry $15.00
Rick Rankin $10.00
Taylor Grice