Richmond Pulmonary Event April 19th, 2012 @ 9pm

Hey Everyone, Here is an update for the upcoming week: We are going to be tabling at the Dining Hall all next week. If any or all of you could help me with this that would be great. I am sharing a GoogleDoc for tabling Monday-Thursday for the event. I will be there literally every second I can.

Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArAHCUBW9w-udDBHSXJBeVNSOHk0NmdFVm9OYU5fNkE#gid=0

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/332096946842673/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ur_pulmonary or @UR_Pulmonary

Donation Fund: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/6671-richmond-pulmonary-fund

I can’t emphasize how important it is for everyone to take 20 minutes and invite Everyone you know to this event. It can be a HUGE benefit to Crossover & the ARTISTS!! Invite your friends!! Global Health will be helping us raise funds as well by selling shot glasses!! Please buy one/ tell your friends.

-Austin Butler 804-627-1794


Concert Benefit Event April 19, 2012 at 9:00pm in the Commons!

Join Juniper Green, Cullen Bonham, Alex McDilda, George Washburn, and Evan Williams as we celebrate the End of the Year with The Richmond Pulmonary Association! Tickets are Free and all proceeds donated go to a family selected by the RPA. 


Donate Online/ Follow us on Twitter/ Join the Event:

Donate- http://www.rockethub.com/projects/6671-richmond-pulmonary-fund

Twitter- www.twitter.com/ur_pulmonary

Facebook Event- http://www.facebook.com/events/332096946842673/

Juniper Green- http://www.facebook.com/juniper.green1

George Washburn- http://www.facebook.com/pages/George-Washburne-Music/134624766562692?ref=ts&sk=app_2405167945


Interested in helping with the event? Contact Austin Butler- austin.butler@richmond.edu


RPA Meeting E-mail- Updated Information


TGIM- You know what that means- we had a Richmond Pulmonary Meeting Tonight.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the meeting. We are officially hosting a concert event March 23rd, 2012 at 8:00pm in the Greek Theatre. GET READY! It’s going to be awesome.

Here is what I need if anyone is willing to step up-

Additional Bands
Help with finding power/ Lighting for the Event
Help with Finding Sound for the Event
Organized Food of some sort

Right now we are partnering with the Global Health Group on Campus which is going to bring some man power and more fundraising capabilities. I am very excited about this partnership because it will double our fundraising ability while also increasing awareness of the event on campus.

I need people to help as much as possible. Attached are the details for the event that I have scheduled. From here on out- we will be focusing on this event. I am going to be in contact with a pulmonary doctor via the Global Health Group who is going to help us establish a recipient. This is great news! Let me know if you are able/ willing to help! We could easily have 200-300 people at this event if we work hard to promote it. We will schedule tabling in a few days.


Concert Benefit Event March 23rd, 2012 at 8:00pm!

Come Join us March 23rd for a Concert Event Featuring Several Local Artists! The event will feature live music and an opportunity to Donate to a Local Family to help subsidize the cost of Medical Treatment! Interested in helping with tabling or organizing? Contact Austin Butler at austin.butler@richmond.edu. Come out and Support!


SigEp Involvement in Philanthropy By: Christopher C. Pino

            Over the years Sigma Phi Epsilon has been searching for a project to sponsor which is not only beneficial to the community, but also will allow for increased visibility on campus and potentially attract new members to SigEp. SigEp’s community service work speaks greatly on behalf of the brothers of the Virginia Alfa Chapter. In the Spring of 2011 one of our brothers, Austin Butler, started the Richmond Pulmonary Association in order to raise awareness and financial assistance for local families in the Richmond area suffering from pulmonary disorders. The struggle of families facing pulmonary disease holds special meaning for Austin because his father struggled and eventually succumbed to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Austin now looks to make a difference by helping others in a similar situation. Aware of the costly treatments involved with lung disease, Austin’s goal is to offer support to the families in the Richmond area who are struggling with pulmonary disease. SigEp has contributed greatly to the cause by assisting with on-campus fundraisers, hosting events, and tabling to raise money.

            In the Fall of 2011, Dorm Wars, the philanthropic event used to support the Richmond Pulmonary Association, was a great success. Sigma Phi Epsilon raised 800 dollars which was donated to a local family for treatment costs. Dorm Wars was a one day event where teams of students competed in sports such as football, tug of war, and capture the flag in order to gain points for their team. Prizes and t-shirts were given out in order to both support the Richmond Pulmonary Association and also to promote Sigma Phi Epsilon around campus. Dorm Wars raised money through participant donations. In addition, Dorm Wars made SigEp much more visible to the incoming First Years at the University of Richmond. The brothers of SigEp want to be recognized for their balance in life and their philanthropy and positive involvement around campus. The major success of Dorm Wars has created an avid desire for SigEp to continue to encourage philanthropy. Through SigEp, the Richmond Pulmonary Association plans on hosting another event in March 2012. In addition, plans are already in the works for Dorm Wars in the Fall of 2012.


Join the Richmond Pulmonary Association!

Interested in working with the RPA? Contact Austin Butler:

E-mail- austin.butler@richmond.edu or richmond.pulmonary.association@gmail.com

We will be notifying current and interested members of our first meeting in January.


First Annual Fund Raiser Event with Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fall of 2011


First Annual Dorm Wars Fund Raiser Event with Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fall of 2011


The Richmond Pulmonary Mission

The Purpose of this group on the University of Richmond Campus is to raise money for those suffering from Pulmonary Disorders. The goal of this group is to help subsidize the astronomical cost of treatment and transplantation associated with Lung Diseases.

The reason this group was created is because I have a very close past with lung diseases. On June 12, 2010 my father died from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis from which he suffered for several years. The cost of his treatment by the time of his death was over $250,000. The goal of this group is not to subsidize the entire cost (that would be impossible), but to simply provide some economic help to those who are ill because the cost of healthcare today is unbelievable. 

When my father died, we opened a fund with the American Pulmonary Association and raised tens of thousands of dollars from family, friends, and organizations. My mentality of this is that someone doesn’t have to die before we make some effort to help them and others going through the same thing. From this, we also get the humbling experience of knowing those who lead considerably more challenging lives than us.

This organization was founded at the University of Richmond in the Spring of 2011. The Richmond Pulmonary Association, serving the University of Richmond and the surrounding community, is committed to raising awareness and financial assistance to local families and individuals suffering from pulmonary disorders. The organization accomplishes its mission by hosting fundraisers, campus events, tabling, and educational seminars.


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