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Miss Greek pageant raises $88,000 for Center

UW student Annika Robertson wins title in 26th annual philanthropic pageant

May 14, 2012
Annika Robertson

The new Miss Greek, Annika Robertson, a freshman at UW and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, raised more than $49,000 for the Center. Three years ago, Annika lost her older sister Karina to leukemia.

Photo by Sara Koopai

The University of Washington's 26th annual Miss Greek pageant raised more than $88,000 for the Hutchinson Center's general fund last month.

Annika Robertson, a freshman at UW and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, won the title. Annika, who three years ago lost her older sister Karina to leukemia, raised more than $49,000 for the Center.

The Robertson family moved from Gig Harbor to Seattle to be near Karina while she was at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance receiving transplanted stem cells from Annika. During that time, Annika wrote and illustrated a book for her sister; she read excerpts from it during the pageant's talent portion.

Through the years, Miss Greek and affiliated fundraisers have brought in more than $1.6 million for the Center. The pageant brings together contestants from sororities to compete in contests of personality, talent, community service and philanthropic effort, including fundraising for the Hutchinson Center. Delta Tau Delta fraternity hosts Miss Greek each year.

For more information on the pageant visit fhcrc.org/missgreek.

Read more about Karina Robertson and her family in Quest magazine.


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