On October 13th, Kappa Sigma’s Xi-Beta Chapter at Northeastern University hosted its inaugural Military Heroes 5k Fundraiser event. The esplanade overlooking the iconic Charles River in Boston was filled with more than 125 runners and participants. The volunteers, runners and onlookers were a very diversified crowd – ranging from Kappa Sigma Alumni to children of veterans themselves. The mix of college students, children and veterans led to the event being an all-around success.
Apart from the sheer enjoyment that participants took from the 5K, the fundraiser also helped to raise more than $8,400 for the Military Heroes Campaign. Much of this can be accredited to a donation of $5,000 from Military Heroes Campaign Commissioner, Michael Hall. With the help of Hall’s donation, Kappa Sigma was able to far surpass their original goal of raising $6,000.
The money raised for the Military Heroes Campaign is donated to organizations that supported wounded soldiers and their families with financial assistance  for necessities such as medical expenses and housing. It also supports the transition back to civilian life and an overall sense of normality. Since its inception in 2007, the campaign has raised over half a million dollars for soldiers and their families.
About Xi-Beta:
The Xi-Beta Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity was founded at Northeastern University in 1992. With over 100 active men, Kappa Sigma is the largest chapter in the university’s Greek-letter fraternity system. Xi-Beta has been a long time recipient of the Founders’ Circle Award, the highest honor of Kappa Sigma. The chapter builds better men through educational programming focusing on the four pillars of Kappa Sigma – Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.