#TekeTuesday -- Beta-Mu Reagan Run
Last weekend, on October 11-14, 2014, the Beta-Mu chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Bucknell University partnered with the Alzheimer's Association to help end Alzheimer's disease. This past weekend's running served as the 10th annual Reagan Run, a 180-mile relay from Lewisburg, PA to Washington, DC with a goal to raise awareness and funds to benefit the research, care and support efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and more than five million Americans struggle daily with its devastating symptoms. Studies indicate that in the coming years, Alzheimer's will impact an estimated 10 million baby boomers. Although Alzheimer's is often perceived as a disease that only strikes the elderly, the reality is that young people suffer tremendously when a loved one is diagnosed.
Through the Reagan Run, Beta-Mu engaged its peers in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, all while having a great time supporting a great cause. By raising awareness, Beta-Mu hopes to gain additional support in the fight to end this disease.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Reagan Run, and the men of Beta-Mu were very proud to announce that they raised over $54,000. "We set an ambitious goal of $30,000 were shocked when we exceeded it in just two weeks! In our first nine years of the Reagan Run we were able to raise over $225,000 and have already eclipsed our previous fundraising record," said Beta-Mu member Richie Pisano.
Beta-Mu looks forward to continue the Reagan Run for years to come as it has become a highly anticipated tradition within the chapter and in the community. The Offices of the Grand Chapter would like to congratulate the men of Beta-Mu for their outstanding effort in supporting the Alzheimer's Association through a truly original and inspiring event.
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