On Sept 26, 2020 from 8am to 11am, the Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated participated, sponsored, raised and donated $1,000. This year, the event was hosted virtually due to the current COVID and social distancing environment. The American Diabetes Association requested and encouraged all participants to get out and walk, run, or bike 3.4 miles. If unable to walk, run, or bike, participants were encouraged to move around / perform some activity to support and bring awareness to the efforts to fight diabetes. Brother Calvin Beidleman created and submitted video conveying the chapter's support of the Diabetes Association and encouraging everyone to teach and take one to the walk to help increase the number of supporters to fight diabetes. The reason for the brothers participating in this worthwhile event was to raise awareness in the community about diabetes, support life-saving research, help those being discriminated against as result of being diagnosed with diabetes, as well as an opportunity to fellowship with others during a healthy activity.
As of Sept 27, they raised $125,000 with 353 participants and 47 teams. Throughout the virtual event, there were several videos displayed via the American Diabetes Association's Facebook page highlighting various participants engaged and encouraging others to join the fight. This continues to be a worthwhile and worthy event.