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Race for Humanity Raises Money for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Written by Sarah Kerdesky PharmD'20
Published on April 12, 2018

Race for HumanityOn April 7, 2018, Omega Chi Psi hosted its 12th Annual Race for Humanity benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The annual event has raised over $60,000 in the past 12 years for numerous charities, including the Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery and ActionAIDS.

Race for Humanity donationThis year’s race benefited the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which is dedicated to helping children and adults affected by muscular dystrophy and other muscle-related diseases. Omega Chi Psi, a co-ed, academic service fraternity, raised $1,400 from this year’s race and bake sale fundraisers throughout the year to be donated to the MDA.

“I am really amazed by everyone’s teamwork,” said James Lonnay BC‘18. “As future healthcare providers and scientists we all came together to raise money and awareness to such a great cause!”

Race awardsRunners braved the cold and gathered in the ARC for registration early Saturday morning to run/walk for a great cause. The race began at The Woodlands, a national historic landmark, at 9 a.m. Following the race, there were plenty of refreshments donated by Sodexo for runners to enjoy.

The many services MDA provides to families is not possible without donations from the community.  Omega Chi Psi is thankful for all the runners and sponsors who helped contribute to the donation. This annual event is not only something to look forward to every year but is also an opportunity to come together as a USciences community to really make a difference.

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