Georgia Southern Raises Nearly $8,000 for MDA
The dedicated members of the Delta Theta Chapter at Georgia Southern University hosted numerous fundraising events throughout the year, including partnering with local restaurants, a low country boil and the third annual Corey Joseph Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament, to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and their efforts to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases live longer and grow stronger. Raising a total of $7,680 for MDA this year alone, this chapter ranks among the top fundraising chapters for MDA in the country.
“The members of the Delta Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order always go above and beyond in their fundraising efforts for the Muscular Dystrophy Association,” said MDA associate executive director Lisa Kirksey. “We are blown away by their dedication and care for MDA’s families. We are grateful for the generosity of the Georgia Southern students and faculty, as well as those in the Statesboro community, who have supported and donated to their efforts.”
Dollars raised help MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Right in Atlanta. They also help send more than 100 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA Summer Camp at no cost to their families at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia.
For more than 40 years, the members of KA have raised nearly $3 million – through KA chapters across the country – for the Muscular Dystrophy Association – our national philanthropy.
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.