Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raises funds for research and for improving the quality of life for those suffering from cystic fibrosis. Over one
million dollars has been given to the CFF through Delta Phi Epsilon. Cystic Fibrosis is a geentic disease passed as a recessive trait from parent to child,
and is a general dysfunction of the exocrine glands (those whic secrete mucus), sweat glands, bronchial tract, intestinal tract, and pancreas. Mucus is
very thick with a high concentration of salt, making it very difficult to pass through the body. The mucus fills the bronchial tubes and causes respiratory
failure (suffocation). It also lines the walls of the intestines, resulting in malnutrition. The life span of a person with cystic fibrosis used to be school age.
But with our support, people with the disease can now live into their 30's, 40's and beyond.
The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon from Stevens Institute of Technology host an event called Castle Point King to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, alternating with
ANAD, every year. It's a male beauty pageant in which a male representative from each Stevens fraternity competes to become Castle Point King. This event is DPhiE's biggest event of
the entire school year, and we raise so much money for our philanthropy. We're so glad that we can host such a successful event to give back to those with cystic fibrosis, as well as
anorexia nervosa and other associated disorders.
Cystic Fibrosis information from the DPhiE Website.