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On April 22, 2011 the Epsilon Rho Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity will be hosting its first philanthropy event.

The first annual Greek Music Awards will be held at Kent State University to raise money for The Fisher House Foundation. Specifically, all money raised will be donated to The Wright-Patterson Medical Center I & II, located near Dayton, Ohio. At the GMAs, each sorority/fraternity will submit a music video to be judged. Six awards will be handed out that night including Music Video of the Year that will be awarded based on a combination of People's Choice Voting, fundraising, and an assessment by a group of judges.

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 11,000 families, and have made available nearly three million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House!
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