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Greek Life Fundraiser Nails It – Hands Down!

Penn College’s fraternities this week raised $570.32 in an uncommonly colorful way: painting patrons’ fingernails in a choice of five shades, each keyed to a particular charitable concern. The “Man-i-Cures for a Cause” event, held from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Bush Campus Center, turned the tables on tradition, as the young men (and their adviser) had some serious fun adorning their clientele. “Throughout the event, I saw an astounding​ expression of Greek unity within our community. The amount of teamwork between our chapters was the best I have ever seen in my time here at Penn College,” said Mitchell J. Berninger, a web and interactive media major who serves as president of the Interfraternity Council and as programming chairman for Phi Mu Delta. “I believe this was a turning point for our community – not only with getting the Greek Life name throughout campus to students and faculty, but also it showed that we have the capability to work together for a common goal.” The final totals were $155.67 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (purple), $120.92 for Susan G. Komen breast cancer prevention (pink), $103.42 for Wise Options’ local sexual assault awareness efforts (teal), $101.92 for Autism Speaks (blue) and $88.41 for the local AIDS Resource Alliance (red).

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor

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