This weekend, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Kappa Alpha Psi are hosting a 5K run to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Although St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital is the largest philanthropy TKE works with, a significant alum has a profound impact on their philanthropic work.
“Ronald Reagan was a TKE and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,” Shawn June, president of TKE said. “So that’s why we contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association and why we picked the name for the race.”
The 5-kilometer race will begin at the TKE house at 1316 34th Street. The course then goes to University Ave., down to 25th Street, over to Forest Ave., back to 34th Street, through the Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma parking lot, down Greek Path and concludes in the center of campus.
According to June, the overall goal of the event is not only to raise money for the philanthropies, but also to bring together the Drake community.
“I hope to see as many people there as possible,” he said. “Not just to raise money and benefit St. Jude’s and the Alzheimer’s Association but to see Greek interfraternalism and to see the Drake community have support and show we have the heart.”