Serving the world around us is one of AOII’s founding principles. While local chapters are encouraged to support philanthropic opportunities in their communities, all chapters support AOII’s international philanthropy , which is arthritis. Since 1967, the Fraternity has enjoyed an important partnership with the Arthritis Foundation . AOII's philanthropic mission is to raise money for and spread awareness and understanding of arthritis and its more than 100 related diseases.
Dollars donated to the Arthritis Foundation support arthritis research, Juvenile Arthritis Power Packs, Juvenile Arthritis Camps and Conferences and so much more.
By holding Strike Out Arthritis! events, AOII is collectively able to contribute millions of dollars toward education initiatives, assistance for families affected by arthritis, and new research that will hopefully one day find a cure!
Every year, our chapter puts together a softball tournament with the other organizations on UofL's campus. This year we will be starting our week's worth of AOII Goes Blue events by hosting a volleyball tournament, Spike Out Arthritis, to raise money for one of our own sisters, Rilee Bone. We hope to educate people about the debilitating disease of arthritis.
In addition to Strike Out Arthritis, our chapter volunteers with the Arthritis Foundation by helping to run the Jingle Bell Run event in Louisville. In 2020, while JBR was virtual, our chapter helped raise nearly $14,000 for Arthritis Research through this event.
The promise to serve can be seen in the relationships between sisters as we work together to help others, or contribute to the AOII Foundation to enable scholarships and aid to other sisters.
The AOII Foundation’s Mission Statement is to invest in our sisters and inspire a lifetime of giving to innovative leadership, educational and philanthropic causes. We are proud to support the AOII Foundation which is able to offer our members academic and leadership scholarship opportunities, as well as grants and emergency assistance to sisters in dire need.
Our chapter lost a sister, Taylor Eubanks, in the spring of 2015 to cystic fibrosis. We honor her memory by dedicating efforts to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and participating in the local CF Climb event.
https://fightcf.cff.org › 64_Kentucky_W_VA_Louisville
Due to the global pandemic, we sadly have not been able to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with CF Climb so starting Fall 2022 we will also be helping Sister for Soldiers!
Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on a promise to serve not only one another but the greater community as well. This commitment reflects a philosophy of friendship, concern, and usefulness in the world.