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USD fraternity crosses $11,000 mark to charity

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Past five Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life events have helped USD PIKES raise more than $11,000 for research and cures for blood cancers

VERMILLION, SD –  The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of South Dakota hosted the fifth annual Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life on Wednesday, February 18 at the USD Wellness Center. This year’s event allowed the chapter to cross the $11,000 mark for funds raised.

Participants, corporate and local sponsors, and a dedicated USD fraternity of more than 90 men have helped this annual fundraiser be successful. The Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life event raises funds and awareness for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and melanoma. All funds raised benefit the M.D. Anderson Center and the cutting-edge research done around the clock to find cures for blood cancers.

The Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life honors a PIKE brother, Taylor Trudeau, who lost his battle with leukemia in 2008. The event keeps his memory alive all across North America as PIKE chapters host the Cycle which is a stationary bicycle event complete with spin instructors.

Third-year kinesiology/sports medicine major and Pi Kappa Alpha president Nathan Christensen, of Pipestone, MN, knows his brothers’ efforts are making a difference. “The PIKES would like to thank the hundreds of supporters who made Cycle for Life a success,” Christensen said. “We know our combined efforts will make a difference and help fund cures and research for blood cancers.”

For more information, contact Brendan Norris at Brendan.Norris@coyotes.usd.edu  or at 712- 560-5563.

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