Sister, Melissa Rapenske, Epsilon Pi-Connecticut, has been working on something very special for the past few months. The American Cancer Society holds an annual walk on October 20 in Hartford, CT called Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Melissa has made a team in support of her mother, Nancy, who was diagnosed this February.
“My mom has overcome so many obstacles in her past, and this isn’t her first cancer. She beat lymphoma with Hodgkin’s disease when she was younger and has dealt with skin cancer as well as the removal of her thyroid. This new battle with breast cancer is a crazy experience for our whole family, and having been there with my mom for all of it, I wanted to do something to make a difference.”
The team Melissa has created, named UConn Greek Life for Nancy, now has over 250 members and has raised nearly $5,000! UConn's Greek Life has come together for the cause, and is working hard to surpass their fundraising goal and Melissa is working even harder to become a “Pacesetter” by raising over $2,500 on her personal fundraising page. Talk about "Doing Good!"
You can donate or see how the team is doing in meeting their goal here: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/MelissaRapenske
Mayra Reyes, Epsilon Pi-Connecticut, is the director: rituals of her chapter and a supportive sister of Melissa.