RIT Fraternity Holds Karen’s “Heart” Walk Fundraiser, May 1
April 5, 2004
by Silandara Bartlett
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On May 1, Rochester Institute of Technology fraternity Phi Sigma Pi is sponsoring Karen’s Walk, a fundraiser for cardiomyopathy—a rare heart disease that affects the functioning of the heart and can be fatal.
The walk is held in honor of Karen Decker—a friend of a fraternity member—who passed away two years ago at the age of 22 from postpartum cardiomyopathy, five weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Hannah. Last year, more than 70 people participated, raising $4,200 for the Karen Decker Cardiomyopathy Fund at the University of Rochester Medical Center. All proceeds from the walk go towards research for the prevention and treatment of cardiomyopathy.
Registration for this year’s walk is May 1 from noon to 1 p.m. in the field behind Grace Watson Hall. The walk begins at 1 p.m.
Pledge forms are available at the Student Volunteer Center in the Student Alumni Union or online at www.myphisigmapi.com/karenswalk. Phi Sigma Pi is a co-ed national honor fraternity.