On Oct. 20, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) faculty braved the cold and rainy weather to come together for a good cause. Held in the evening at the Leslie County High School track, FNU’s Honor Society, the Sigma Theta Tau International Chi Pi Chapter (Chi Pi STTI), organized a charity fundraiser walk.
Complete with glow sticks and glow in the dark clothing, 15 participants walked a mile to raise funds to support a local Leslie County charity, The Pantry at Big Creek Missions. Big Creek Missions is a Christian ministry center in Bear Branch, Ky., that works to connect churches and volunteer groups from across the country with needs that exist in Leslie, Clay and Perry counties. For more information on Big Creek Missions, click here.
Despite the inclement weather for the walk, the first annual Chi Pi STTI Sunset Glow Walk and Talk Charity Fundraiser collected $900 and approximately $100 worth of food for The Pantry at Big Creek Mission. The faculty and administration of the FNU Chi Pi STTI Chapter is matching the monetary donations, for a total of $1800.
According to Mary Lewis, the director of The Pantry, this will buy at least 12 pallets of food, to be distributed among the 900 families that The Pantry serves monthly.
The mission of Chi Pi, and STTI, is to promote global health and wellness. Visit this link for more information on STTI.