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It's not often you see a group of college fraternity brothers sitting around talking about breast cancer and ALS. But that's exactly what these Phi Delta Thetas are doing. They're preparing to put on their rendition of The Price is Right to raise money for the Susan G. Komen and ALS foundations. Greg Bermeosolo is the philanthropy chairman. "It's our fall philanthropy and we take the actual script from The Price is Right that airs on CBS and we adapt it to fit the campus."

This fun day of The Price is Right is now in its third year for the fraternity. Businesses sponsor the prizes. Students pay to play. "Last year we raised close to $4,000 and I'd like to beat that so we can give a really nice check to a couple of really great causes."

Greg has been personally touched by breast cancer. His mom is currently fighting her second bout with the disease. He says he asked his brothers if The Price is Right could benefit the Komen Foundation as well, they quickly agreed. And now planning The Price is Right is helping Greg deal with his mom's disease. "The second time was a great, a greater blow when it came back and without the support I got from the chapter and my brothers I don't know how I would have gotten through."

In fact, the Greek system doesn't just support one another, but the entire community as a whole. Luke Sprenkel is the Phi Delta Theta president. "There are some houses that raise as much as $30,000 for some of their philanthropies. It's not just about the hazing and the partying as hard as you can on Friday nights. We actually do a lot for the community. There are community service projects going on every weekend that every house is involved in."

And that goes for November 22nd when The Price is Right comes to town.

The event needs community donations and support.  If you'd like to donate, email Greg Bermeosolo at gbermeo@ymail.com or mail donations to:

Phi Delta Theta C/O Philanthropy Chair
735 West St, Reno, NV 89503

Written By Wendy Damonte
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