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Duke KA Leads Contributions to MDA Muscle Walk

duke-mda-walk-2016The Alpha Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at Duke University raised $4,304 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was the top fundraiser out of 60 teams for the 2016 MDA Muscle Walk of Raleigh. The event, which raised more than $43,000, was held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Pullen Park Amusements.

So far this year, the Alpha Phi chapter has raised $8,255.73 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through various fundraising efforts including, “ChipotKA,” a fundraising night at the campus Chipotle, and Philanthropy Field, a campus wide fundraising tailgate concert featuring Texas-country band Shane Smith & the Saints.

“When Alison Hicks of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Raleigh came to speak at a chapter meeting early in 2016, she focused on one thing – MDA Summer Camp,” philanthropy chair Jake Fox said. “All of a sudden, what once seemed like a tenuous concept became tangible – every dollar we raised would go toward sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to summer camp. As many of our brothers broke into chatter about their summer camp experiences, the room instantly united under the idea that we could provide a week of good old-fashioned fun for these children, for them to be just like we all were as kids during the summer. It is for the smiles and the laughs, for the unforgettable memories that the campers at MDA Summer Camp that ultimately is the reason we walk in the MDA Muscle Walk and work year round to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.”

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