Geared toward high schools and colleges, this yearlong, student-led fundraiser culminates in a day of dancing. Fundraising helps kids at your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital—Boston Children's (that's us!).
Overview of Beta Chi Theta's Beating Heart Disease Philanthropy:
Beta Chi Theta actively seeks to promote Service to Humanity through engagement with local communities of our respective chapters and colonies. Service to Humanity is one of the six pillars that defines the foundation of our organization. We chose our pillar to be Service to humanity, instead of service, or community service, because we want our service to be for the betterment of humanity. We want to provide service for a reason, service for a cause, service where it’s needed, not just service to do service. Brothers across the country participate in service both directly and indirectly through organizational activities.
The simple, yet powerful, fact that heart disease disproportionally affects so many was the fire that enabled the brothers at our Eta Chapter at the University of Texas - Austin to start Beating Heart Disease in the Spring of 2004. In order to "beat heart disease", the brothers at Eta Chapter set out to educate their family and friends on the risks of heart disease. The week of events they set up soon became an annual tradition across many chapters
In 2009, the brothers of Beta Chi Theta voted to make Beating Heart Disease the national philanthropy, underscoring the negative impact heart disease has, not only in the South Asian community, but across the world and in our own personal lives. Since those early days in 2004, Beating Heart Disease has become our monumental national philanthropy, with every chapter hosting a Beating Heart Disease philanthropy week every spring.
The Objectives Of Beating Heart Disease: · To spread awareness regarding the effects of cardiac disease · To teach people how to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle in local communities and on university campuses · To provide opportunities for members of the community to engage in heart-healthy activities · To raise funds for cardiac research, education programs, and families affected financially because of heart disease
It's all about teamwork! And our team is united in support of Boston Children's Hospital because we want to help patients get the care they need.
Boston Children's Hospital is ranked #1 in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Here are a few reasons why:
The hospital's patient care programs are remarkably sensitive to what sick and injured children and their families really need. Researchers regularly make amazing discoveries that change children's lives. Boston Children's welcomes kids whose families can't afford health care—more than any other hospital in Massachusetts. Community programs make a point of reaching out to help low-income and at-risk kids. And the hospital doesn't just stop there. Boston Children's truly understands the importance of training the next generation of top pediatricians and nurses, so they can continue to provide the best, most innovative care possible to kids.
Support the hospital by joining our team or making a gift to one of our team members.