Cystic Fibrosis is a nonprofit, donor-supported organization, founded by a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for CF. The Foundation funds research, works to provide a cure and specialized care and effective treatments for people with CF. The CF Foundation has been responsible for almost all of CF drugs available to people with the disease. Today, a child with CF can now live double this life expectancy from the CF Foundation's 30 years of dedication.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded by a sister from Delta Phi Epsilon, Phyllis Kossoff. Phyllis came to the Convention of Delta Phi Epsilon and told the story of her daughter, Stephanie, who was living with CF. She asked her fellow sisters for help and received overwhelming support. Since then Delta Phi Epsilon has raised over one million dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Sadly CF took Stephanie's life at a young age, but the sisters of DPhiE continue to work towards a cure in honor of Stephanie.
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders is a non-profit corporation that seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders including: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors. ANAD also promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.
Since 1989, chapters and alumnae associations throughout the United States and Canada host ANAD Candlelight Vigils which is a DPhiE International Service Day Event that helps to raise awareness of the dangers of eating disorders. Currently, ANAD is challenging Delta Phi Epsilon chapters on college campuses nationwide to help raise funds by raising awareness about eating disorders, while hosting an annual candlelight vigil which the Gamma Chi chapter hopes to participate in the next coming school year. A Candlelight Vigil is an inspiring night to commemorate those who have lost their lives and recognize those who have recovered and survived, while also promoting eating disorder awareness to the general public.
THE ANAD PLEDGE
I will accept myself as I am. I will accept others as they are. I will support diversity and freedom of expression in the way people think, look and live. I will not tolerate physical or mental abuse. I will actively participate in efforts to change media programming and advertising that exploit or demean the human body. I will work to improve the lives of individuals, communities and the environment. I will support programs that encourage good health through proper nutrition, regular exercise and adequate sleep.