Washington, DC. The Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated participated in this year’s Rock and Roll half Marathon a 13.1 miles run. The chapter brothers volunteered and leveraged this event as a vehicle to raise money for the St Jude Research Hospital for cancer research for children.
This was a successful event as noted by not only the brother’s successful completion of the 13.1 miles run, but also the event garnered donations totaling $1,560. Along with the Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter’s contribution of $500, that brings the total to $2,060. Overall, this event raised over $ 325,000 for the St Jude foundation.
Because of the generous contributions, St Jude foundation will be able to continue their efforts to defeat childhood cancer, combat life-threatening diseases, and provide treatment to children with low – mid income and support to their families at NO COST. Additionally, through these fundraising efforts, the St Jude Children’s Research hospital has been able to increase the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%, since it was opened over 50 years ago.
The Representatives (Ms. Leticia Barr and Kathleen Davis) of the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital voiced their appreciation to the brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and look forward to our continued support in the future.
Participating Psi Alpha Alpha brothers for this event: Craig Spraggins, Cornelius Beidleman, and Calvin Beidleman