RIT Fraternity Holds Cardiomyopathy Fundraiser
April 3, 2003
by Silandara Bartlett
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On Saturday, May 10, Rochester Institute of Technology fraternity Phi Sigma Pi is sponsoring Karen’s Walk, a public 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 last year from Postpartum Cardiomyopathy at the age of 22 after giving birth to a baby girl, Hannah. Last year, the fraternity held a walk for Hannah, raising $3,500 for her college fund.
All proceeds from this year’s walk will be donated to Cardiomyopathy research in Karen’s name through Strong Hospital.
Registration is at 10 a.m. for the 11 a.m. walk starting behind Grace Watson Hall.
Pledge forms are available at the Student Volunteer Center in the Student Alumni Union or online at www.myphisigmapi.com/karenswalk. For more information, call the Student Volunteer Center at 475-6056 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Sigma Pi is a co-ed national honor fraternity with 52 active members at RIT.
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