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Pi Beta Phi flips flapjacks

Money raised to benefit MS charity

Published: Monday, October 4, 2010

Updated: Monday, October 4, 2010 16:10

Pi Beta Phi flapjacks

Sarah Alexander

Members of the Pi Beta Phi sorority hosted a pancake breakfast to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi) hosted their annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 2 to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

For over 30 years, Pi Phi has been hosting a pancake breakfast to benefit a charity that is important to one of the active sisters. This year, that sister is senior Hannah Zaks, whose mother has multiple sclerosis (MS).

"I'm so flattered and touched that my sisters are giving back to a cause that is so close to my heart and means so much to me," Zaks said.

MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. The symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from person to person, according to the National MS Society website.

"We are so happy to be helping out one of our sisters," junior and Pi Phi President Phu Lam said. "It's also a great way to meet everyone's parents because it's during homecoming weekend and a fun way to share a little bit of Pi Phi with everyone."

Last year, more than 100 people participated in Pi Phi pancake breakfast, and event raised $600 to support an Alzheimer's foundation, Lam said.

This year, the event raised $935.

"I had a great time on Saturday," Sigma Phi Epsilon sophomore Max Hollman said. "For five dollars you got all-you-can-eat chocolate, blueberry and plain pancakes along with supporting a great cause."

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