Alpha Xi Delta holds an annual AmaXIng Challenge to support their national philanthropy, Autism Speaks. This year they held their first annual Step It Up 5K at the bell tower. Their goal is to reach $2,000 by the end of the race.
“I’m running the autism speaks run today for my buddy. His little sister, when we were younger, got diagnosed with autism. So, I’m running today in honor of her,” said sophomore Tyler Barreto, who came out to the event despite the windy weather.
“All money raised today goes to funding better interventions and providing families with resources for children with autism,” said Alpha Xi Delta member, Courtney Periu.
Members from other greek organizations on campus supported the cause by not only showing up, but by entering to run. Two members of Delta Phi Epsilon came out to support their friends.
“We know how much effort and energy goes into philanthropies and how hard they work to put this together. So, we definitely want to support and like she said it’s a great way to start our Saturday morning,” said Delta Phi Epsilon member, Nicole Lacherza.
Alpha Xi Delta ended up raising $1,475 from the run, and plan to host more events throughout the month of April to fundraise as much as they can for Autism Speaks. Keep up to date on when and where the events are happening by following their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.