Delta Gamma’s spaghetti dinner event raises $2,000

Ryan Wilkinson

The food was hot, the lines were long and the cause was good last night at the Delta Gamma sorority house.

The members of Delta Gamma held their annual Spaghetti Dinner philanthropy event and raised $2,000 for the families of Delta former members Alicia Bane, a member of Delta Gamma who died of cancer on Jan. 31, and Kelly McAuley, who was diagnosed with cancer two weeks after Bane’s death.

“The event was more successful than we ever would have imagined,” said Jenna Gordon, Delta Gamma’s vice president of foundation for and organizer of the event. “It was great that everyone came out to show their support.”

About 400 students, Kent State faculty and even community members filled Delta Gamma’s house to show that support. Some had to wait for almost 45 minutes because the event was so busy, said Megan Lynn, a member of Delta Gamma.

“We had to run to the store three times,” she said. “We didn’t know it would be this crowded, but it was great.”

The spaghetti wasn’t bad, either.

“The food was actually pretty good,” said Mike Love, junior math education major. “But it was good to see the Greek community come together for such a good cause.”

“It really hits home,” said Erica Viselli, a senior integrated arts major and member of Delta Gamma. “You don’t realize how big a deal cancer is until one of your friends is diagnosed. It really brings more importance to your family, friends and just shows how important it is to get check-ups.”

This year’s Spaghetti Dinner was Delta Gamma’s largest and most successful.

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