Sigma Chi Derby Days is longstanding effort to support good causes. It has always been rewarding and important, but it the past three years it has become personal too. One of our brothers, Spencer Greene ’14, has been battling cancer since before he came to Denison. Spencer’s disease is a form of brain cancer called oligodendroglioma (Oligo, for short). There is currently no cure.

The signature of a successful person is never giving up. Instead of crawling into his shell, Spencer and his family have dedicated themselves over the last 7 years to raising money and awareness—and they are starting to get results. Spencer’s journey was highlighted in Denison Magazine two years ago.

Last year the non-profit the Greenes started—Oligo Nation—raised over $300,000 and made major grants to Duke and Stanford while hosting the first research summit for Oligo brain cancer. There are many more research opportunities than there is funding to support them.
Sigma Chi has supported Oligo Nation for the past three years and last year raised a chapter record of $13,000. We want to make a bigger difference in Spencer’s fight and are hoping that our alumni can help us reach this year’s goal of $25,000.

Oligo Nation Overview:
  • There are ≈20,000 American families living with Oligo today
  • Over $500K raised in three years
  • 95% of funds raised go to research
  • All donations are tax-deductible.

How You Can support Spencer Greene and Sigma Chi
Donate online or make a check out to Oligo Nation and send to Sigma Chi
(100 West College Street, Slaytor Box 7986, Granville, OH 43023).