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Jell-O anyone?

On Sunday, April 15, Gamma Sigma Sigma will host its Second Annual Jell-O Dive from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in front of The H.I.L.L.

You’re probably wondering, “What is a Jell-O dive?”  Simple. For $2, donors slide on a 3-track Slip ’n’ Slide, which leads into a giant tarp, both of which are covered in Jell-O. All proceeds go to charity.  Last year, Gamma Sigma Sigma raised money for the National Kidney Foundation.  This year, proceeds will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which is one of Gamma Sigma Sigma’s national partners. 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a charity foundation that raises money to fight pediatric cancer.  Alex Scott, the inspiration behind the foundation, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer just a few months after she was born.  In 2000, at the age of four, she decided to open a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for pediatric cancer, and her small business quickly turned into a national movement.  In 2004, Alex lost her battle with cancer, but her efforts to find a cure continue on.  To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand has raised more than $50 million. 

Gamma Sigma Sigma is a national service sorority.  The Epsilon Xi chapter here at Moravian does a lot of service projects, volunteer work and fundraisers throughout the school year, but the Jell-O Dive has become their big campus-wide service project.  This year, Gamma Sigma Sigma is teaming up with Delta Tau Delta and they are hoping the Jell-O Dive will be even bigger and better as a result.  The event will include food and music.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun!” Gamma Sigma Sigma social chair and event coordinator Maggie Callahan ’14 says. “So, be sure to put on some clothes you can get messy in and get down to south campus!”