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TKE fraternity raises $2,100 for St. Jude

Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity are "living in a box" to help raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Ramsey Bolling, philanthropy chair for TKE, said the fraternity is doing the weeklong fundraiser called, “TKE in a Box.”

“We’re building a box and living in it for a week on the lawn by the University Center. We’ll always have members at the box hosting events, collecting donations, and spreading awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” Bolling said.

This is the second year for TKE in a Box at Northeastern State University and Bolling said they were able to raise $2,300 last year.

“This is all to contribute to our internationals goal of raising $10 million in 10 years for the Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Research floor,” Bolling said.

Up to five TKE members can stay in the box overnight where they can watch TV, eat, and entertain themselves.

“We can comfortably fit around five or six people a night. It’s kind of who wants to volunteer to spend the night in the box and it’s a fun thing to do,” Bolling said.

Different events on NSU’s campus are hosted by TKE members every night of the week; a movie night; karaoke night; Halloween night; tailgating night; and then a night wherein they’re all together.

“Some people are going to stay here and promote the box so that way people can come out and donate and support,” said Stetson Dilbeck. “Any donation helps aid St. Jude in their mission to provide treatment for everyone, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, or a family’s ability to pay.”

While donations at the box were accepted until Friday, Oct. 13, donations would be accepted online throughout the weekend.


TKE was able to raise $2,100 in funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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