Mercer Raises $2,000 to Support MDA
The dedicated members of the Kappa Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity at Mercer University recently hosted a golf tournament to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Through the golf tournament, the chapter raised $2,000 to benefit local kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases.
“The members of Kappa Alpha Order at Mercer University have gone above and beyond for our organization,” 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 chapter’s members, alumni and Mercer University faculty and staff who 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, GA.
For more than 40 years, the members of Kappa Alpha Order (KA) have raised nearly $3 million – through KA chapters across the country – for the Muscular Dystrophy Association – their 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.