Sig Eps host Muscle Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Thursday

 

KEARNEY – Sigma Phi Epsilon is again raising awareness and money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through its annual Muscle Walk at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

In its sixth year, the UNK fraternity is hosting the event from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 4) at Cushing Coliseum on campus.

Sig Ep LogoThe event will include a raffle and carnival games inspired by activities that children with muscular dystrophy experience while attending MDA summer camps.

Sigma Phi Epsilon set a goal of ,000. Members are raising money by collecting donations, proceeds from donations at the event and business sponsorships.

The amount raised by the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon will be matched with a donation from Womack Machine & Supply Co. in Texas. Proceeds go to the Omaha headquarters for MDA.

“Part of the money goes to the national research efforts, and part goes to support local families who have one or more members with muscular dystrophy,” said event co-chair Bryce Clay of Columbus.

Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disease that results in muscle weakness and a decrease in muscle mass. MDA supports cutting-edge research, ensures that Americans affected by the disease receive treatment and critical care, and serves as a voice for families with neuromuscular disease.

To donate online visit http://www2.mda.org/site/TR?fr_id=16679&pg=entry

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Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu
Source: Nick Stevenson, Sigma Phi Epsilon, 402-942-4327, stevensonn2@lopers.unk.edu
Contact: Bryce Clay, Sigma Phi Epsilon, 308- 530-8143, claybt@lopers.un

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