Fraters Raise Thousands for Alzheimer's Research
AUSTIN, Texas – Forty-Five Fraters from the Xi-Xi Chapter (Texas State Univ.) got their walking shoes on and raised more than $7,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association during the 2nd Annual Memory Walk. Showing their commitment to the cause, these men fundraised for weeks leading up to the event and even said they will continue to do so well past its conclusion.
“Memory Walk is a great way for Tau Kappa Epsilon to use our strength in numbers to do something really beneficial for our community,” said AJ White, Prytanis. “This is not something we just show up to, but we actually can have an impact. We want to show that Greek life isn’t just a big party - we are here for a reason and when a group of people with a positive, selfless attitude get together, great things can happen.”
Raising money for this cause was important to the men because several of them have been impacted by the disease. Frater White said when you have a personal connection, it makes an incredible difference in the passion you show working toward your goal.
“We found it fitting to really swing for the fences on this one. We wish we could have raised more for the cause, but are happy with what we achieved. We were thrilled by the turnout, and I know my brothers and I will continue to dedicate ourselves to fighting this devastating disease.”
The Alzheimer's Association-Capital of Texas Chapter held its 2nd annual Hays County Memory Walk at the City of San Marcos: Old Fish Hatchery, to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
The Offices of the Grand Chapter extend a heartfelt congratulations to the men of Xi-Xi Chapter on a job well done. For more information, or to make a contribution, contact AJ White, president of the Xi-Xi Chapter at Texas State University.
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