Alpha Omicron Pi has been partnered with The Arthritis Foundation since 1967. In addition to raising awareness among their communities, sisters fundraise for Juvenile Arthritis Camps, research, and more.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability, affecting nearly 53 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States alone. There is no cure for arthritis, so the main goal of the foundation is to fund research for a cure. Alpha Omicron Pi is the main contributor to The Arthritis Foundation, with philanthropy events being held all over the country by different chapters.
AOII’s main event is Kickin’ It for a Cure, an annual kickball tournament that takes place in the spring. This spring, twelve Greek organizations participated and helped raise money for The Arthritis Foundation.
AOII is also partnered with Major League Baseball and hold fundraisers in ballparks all over the nation every year. Proceeds from tickets benefit the Arthritis Foundation and Alpha Omicron Pi.
In addition to raising money, sisters are very hands-on with Arthritis patients, from donating pandas to diagnosed children to volunteering at the foundation.