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UK Chi Omega raises $179,000 for Make-a-Wish

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is pleased to announce a new fundraising accomplishment for the Lambda Alpha Chapter of Chi Omega at the University of Kentucky.

Earlier this year, Chi Omega co-hosted Greek Sing at Memorial Coliseum, and raised a record $179,270 to help make wishes come true for children in eastern Kentucky with critical illnesses.

Since 2002, the chapter has helped raise more than $1.5M for Make-A-Wish OKI, making it the highest fundraising chapter of Chi Omega in the nation.

“We are so proud to partner with UK Chi Omegas!” said Rebecca Bishop, senior advancement officer of education programs with Make-A-Wish OKI. “Every year, we are amazed by the passion and creativity UK Chi Os bring to their fundraising events. Service to others is engrained in the Chi Omega mission. The Lambda Alpha Chapter is making a huge difference for kids in our community!”

Make-A-Wish is the chosen philanthropy for Chi Omega chapters across the country. Nationally, Chi Omega has helped raise a staggering $26 million for Make-A-Wish and volunteered more than one million service hours for Make-A-Wish since the Chi Omega/Make-A-Wish alliance was formed in 2002.

Founded in 1983, the regional Make-A-Wish group has granted more than 17,500 wishes, and in fiscal year 2019, granted the largest number of wishes in the country.

More than 400 children in Kentucky are waiting right now. To learn more donating, helping or volunteering, visit: oki.wish.org.

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