By Kevin Kim
Early morning on March 2, 2014, Lambda Phi Epsilon members volunteered for Seattle’s annual Hot Chocolate 5k/15k Run. Despite shifts starting at 5 am, Lambdas elicited excitement and kept the atmosphere energetic for both the runners and other volunteers.
Separated into groups of five, each cluster of volunteers monitored their own tasks, which ranged from dispersing snacks, bottled water, and hot cocoa for the runners; to managing the start line; and even aiding the moderators with the event. Making sure every runner crossed the finish line, Lambdas cheered and supported the participants on the sidelines, encouraging them to finish the course strong.
Dubbed, “America’s Sweetest Race,” all proceeds raised during the event went towards the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a nonprofit organization that strives to create, find, and support programs to directly improve the health and wellbeing of children across the world. Despite the chilling temperatures, attendees could not help but smile after crossing the finish line with a cup of cocoa and hot fudge within their grasp.