Tri Delta sister raises $190,000 for St. Jude after tweet goes viral

Tri Delta sister raises $190,000 for St. Jude after tweet goes viral

Danni Messina wanted to find an alternative way to join her Tri Delta sisters in supporting St. Jude. Because of some extenuating family circumstances, she wasn’t going to participate in her chapter’s fall philanthropy. Instead, she decided to send out a tweet that would alter the course of her life.

Within days of sending the tweet, Danni “owed” more than $200,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her story was picked up by media outlets around the world and others made her cause their own.

Tri Delta sister Danni Messina with her $190,000 check for St. Jude

This is the tale of Danni Messina and Madison Conklin, two women brought together by extraordinary circumstances.

Hear the story behind why Danni sent the tweet, how she ended up fulfilling the pledge, and what she learned from meeting Madison. This is a powerful example of the positive impact one person can have and the upside of taking a chance.

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Selected links from episode 6 with Tri Delta

Nationally, Tri Delta has a partnership with St. Jude that has raised more than $55 million since 1999. In 2014, the sorority committed to raising $60 million in 10 years – the largest single commitment by a St. Jude partner. Learn more about their partnership here.

Watch Danni’s segment from Good Morning America.

Madison Conklin had quite the year in 2017

Here is the link to Danni’s GoFundMe campaign.

You can give to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through this link.

You can connect with Danni Messina and Madison Conklin on Twitter.

 

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