Two fraternity brothers at Wright State University raised more than $400 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 senior studying public health, and Shemarr Rice, a senior majoring in psychology, rotated over the course of 24 hours taking turns in the chair. The rocking duo began at midnight on Oct. 7 and ended at midnight on Oct. 8.
“This is a prime example of simple things matter in life,” said Rice. “It takes a whole lot of grit to get through 24 hours of sitting in a rocking chair.”