Fraternity plans fundraiser walk in Memphis

By Andreas Roberts

The Lincolnian

Lincoln University’s chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity is planning to participate in a big fundraiser next semester. stjude_logo

Although a date isn’t set yet, members of Iota Phi Theta plan to travel to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis to walk to raise awareness and money for cancer treatment and research. Members plan to raise money on Lincoln’s campus before the walk, then present it to hospital officials in Memphis.

“It’s a pay-it-forward type of feeling, to be able to help people,” said fraternity member Roy Burke.

The mission of the hospital is to advance cures and methods of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

The late Danny Thomas, a nightclub comedian and television actor, founded the charity in 1962 with a vision that no child should be denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

The fraternity was founded in 1963 at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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