Nate Rand was a brother in the Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at Cornell University. Nate was a very active brother in APO and was loved by everyone who met him. When asked about the person Nate was, past brothers described him as follows:
“He was so friendly, so energetic, and had the biggest smile. He had endless enthusiasm for everything that he did!”
“Nate had an infectious smile and a kind word to say whenever you ran into him. Ever meet a person that just doesn’t have a single bad bone in their body? That was Nate.”
Nate, sadly, passed away in 2011, but Gamma wanted to honor his memory. The Nathaniel Rand Playroom Program provides funding for Playroom Assistants for inpatient units. Nate was a dedicated Child Life volunteer at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and this program named in his memory helps children and adolescents every day. Nate spent several summers as a volunteer and loved his work with the children. He understood the fears and issues that children and teenagers face in the medical setting due to his own experiences as a hospital patient. Nate planned to dedicate his career to helping others overcome the challenges and stresses in their lives. Through the Nathaniel Rand Playroom Program, Nate’s mission is continued.
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In Spring 2019, we raised a total of $2,427 for The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and $2,276.45 for Relay for Life!
Root for Your Cause
Root For Your Cause is an annual charity root beer pong tournament held at Cornell University. The event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Chapter, a national community service fraternity. When registering for the event each team or organization selects a charity to support. At the end of this single-elimination tournament, 20% of money earned through registration is donated to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), and the rest goes to the winning team’s charity of choice!
Chill With Your Boo
Wear a costume and enjoy TONS OF FAST FOOD: McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, burgers, french fries, chicken nuggets, veggie burgers, chicken wraps, sweets and more! PLUS there will be plenty of Halloween treats!
Nate Rand’s Run For Smiles
This 5K race, was created in memory of Cornell student Nathaniel Rand, who tragically died in a swimming accident in the gorges in 2011. Nate was admired among his peers for his positive attitude and his ability to bring a smile to anyone’s face. All of the proceeds from Nate’s Run For Smiles benefit the Childrens’ Hospital at Montefiore, where Nate used to volunteer and spread his positivity among the patients, specifically to the Child Play Therapy Room. This is a room where children in the hospital can go and play without there being any medical terms and treatments.
Swanky Night is a semi-formal event that’s just $15 for brothers and only $5 more for your plus one if they are outside of APO. All proceeds go straight to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore! Featuring performances by Bhangra, BreakFree, and Assorted Aces and food from restaurants such as AGAVA and Luna. Come out for a night to remember with great food, performances, and to support the Children’s Hospital!