Delta Chi's Marco Madness
Team Member: Drew Karchmer
Marco Madness is a 5 on 5 bracket style basketball tournament at Crisler Arena, home of the Michigan Wolverine basketball team. The event is raising money for treating pediatric leukemia through the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. Children’s National is currently the only health system designed for kids in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. With your help and donations, we can help fund the fight against pediatric leukemia. This tournament honors Marco Gutierrez, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, who was forced to return home after only a month and a half into his freshmen year due to the remission of his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Marco courageously fought through treatment of A.L.L. for three years of his life in high school prior to coming to Michigan. This past year Marco again took on the long and challenging fight of defeating his cancer again . From the start, Marco took this terrible and heartbreaking disease by the hands when it returned. Marco with his remarkable courage, perseverance, and determination to return to Michigan, defeated cancer again. We are grateful and proud to have Marco back at school. His loving personality, caring and selfless ways, and story serves as a major inspiration to us all. The fight against cancer never goes away, and is a constant battle for too many children. Nobody especially at such a young age should have to suffer from such a terrible disease or not be able to receive the proper treatment that they need to battle cancer. Please join us in or support of Marco, our support of the fight of too many children in this world, and the support in defeating this disease. No amount is too little, everything truly makes a difference.