The men of Mizzou’s Alpha Epsilon Pi know how to rock it – literally! The largest fraternal philanthropy in the nation, AEPi’s Rock-A-Thon raises money for the American Cancer Society and awareness for cancer treatment and research. The biannual philanthropy kicked off Wednesday, April 27 at The Blue Note with a benefit concert featuring Sister Hazel. Starting Wednesday, Senior Lenny Goldman took residence on a stage set up on Ninth & Broadway and rocked for 63 hours straight! While Lenny rocked, his AEPi brothers canned for donations throughout Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City.
Since its creation in 1969, Rock-A-Thon has become the largest single chapter philanthropy in the nation. Last year, Rock-A-Thon earned $52,000 for the American Cancer Society. Spearheaded by senior Lee Zucker this year, the philanthropy raised a whopping, record-breaking $80,300+! Way to rock, guys!
Members of AEPi with Sister Hazel before the biannual Rock-A-thon kickoff concert at The Blue Note. Lubriphonic opened for Sister Hazel, and all of the concert’s proceeds benefitted the American Cancer Society.
Sister Hazel warms up before playing for Mizzou students and Columbia community members.
AEPi Senior David Rosenfeld attracts attention and donations as part of the Jew Man Group on Columbia’s downtown Ninth Street.