NRHH makes highest donation this year

Each year Eastern’s National Residence Hall Honorary chapter sells breast cancer awareness T-shirts all over campus, and each year numerous students hand over the $8 knowing it goes toward a good cause.

However, some students may not be aware of just how much they are helping out.

At Thursday night’s NRHH meeting the NRHH executive board announced to members that its annual breast cancer fundraiser totaled a profit of $5,275.08.

Making this year’s fundraiser the highest grossing profit that Eastern’s NRHH chapter has ever had.

Colleen Nelson, a junior special education major and NRHH member, explained that this year the NRHH made around a $3 profit from each T-shirt.

“Any profit we make goes to breast cancer,” Nelson said.

NRHH made its donation to Mills Breast Cancer Institution in Champaign.

Mills Institution is a center where patients can live while undergoing their treatments.

Josh Lawrie, the NRHH adviser and area director of housing, said the NRHH decided to donate its profits to the Mills Institution because the profits are remaining local.

The NRHH also wanted to make sure its profits went toward an issue that affects many people.

“The past four years (breast cancer)has been a growing concern,” Lawrie said.

This is the third consecutive year that the NRHH has made a donation to the Mills Institution.

Last year Eastern’s NRHH chapter met the $12,000 mark the Mills Institution sets for donors.

An exam room at the Mills Institution is named after the NRHH for this achievement.

After meeting the $12,000 mark, the Mills Institution honored Eastern’s NRHH chapter with a plaque that is now displayed in the institution.

Lawrie said after this year’s donation NRHH has now donated more than $17,000 to the Mills Institution.

Olivia Angeloff can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]