Fraternity Holidays

Founders’ Day, October 14

Lambda Kappa Sigma was founded on October 14, 1913, at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy by librarian Ethel J. Heath (pictured at left) and eight female students (Annabel Carter Jones, Mary Connolly Livingston, Emma MacDonnell Cronin, Willette McKeever Cheever, Mary Durgin Loveland, Alice G. Coleman, Margaret M. Curran and Rosemond A. Guinn).

To commemorate the birth of our Fraternity, all chapters should celebrate with a special candle-lit ceremony. The official Founders’ Day ceremony can be found in the LKS Ritual Book, which every chapter should have on file. Additional copies can be requested through the Headquarters Office.

Each chapter is also encouraged to recognize and celebrate their individual chapter’s Founders’ Day.


Hygeia Day, March 15

Hygeia is the Greek goddess of good health. The Fraternity celebrates this holiday on March 15th of every year. Chapters are encouraged to put on a professional event for local pharmacists and health care professionals, such as a continuing education program, or a public health outreach program for the community, such as blood pressure screenings.

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