Two fraternity brothers at Wright State University raised more than $800 to fight cancer — and they did it without leaving their chair.
Since 2006, the Alpha Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma at Wright State has annually held the Rock-A-Thon. Fraternity brothers sit in a rocking chair and rock for 24 hours straight to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Jeffrey Shehee, a junior studying public health, and Shemarr Rice, a junior majoring in psychology, rotated over the course of 24 hours taking turns in the chair. The rocking duo began at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 and ended at 10 a.m. Oct. 2.
“Being apart of the organization and the event is so exhilarating,” said Shehee.
The Rock-A-Thon was covered by Dayton television stations WDTN and WKEF, both of which recorded footage and interviewed Shehee and Rice for evening newscasts.