Eastern Kentucky Hosts 5K to Benefit International Needs and Education Foundation

group photo of undergraduate KA brothers

The Delta Mu Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University co-hosted the Legacy of Hope Restored 5K on April 27, 2024. Held at White Hall State Park in Richmond, Kentucky, all proceeds from the event benefited Legacy of Hope Restored (LHR), a U.S.-based nonprofit that works to feed, educate, and mentor the economically poor and marginalized through meaningful partnerships with schools and organizations in the communities they serve. They currently help support two programs empowering children and their families in Cartagena, Colombia, and Mendoza, Argentina.

“🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us for our Run/Walk for Hope 5k,” a post on the chapter’s Instagram account read. “Your support made a world of difference. The turnout was incredible, and together we raised a substantial amount of money for an amazing cause. We would also like to give a special shoutout to the 87 runners that showed up and competed last Saturday.”

The event was well attended by undergraduate brothers and friends as well as KA alumni and their families. Jared E. Messenger (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’99) and his wife, Jennifer, co-founded the Legacy of Hope Resored in 2012, and Josh I. Hale (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’00), President of the Legacy of Hope Restored Board, was involved in planning and promoting the 5K.

View more photos from the event.