USD fraternity raises over $1600 for blood-born cancer research and cures
Pi Kappa Alpha’s sixth annual Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life event continues to make a difference
VERMILLION, SD – The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (PIKE) at the University of South Dakota hosted its sixth annual Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life on Thursday, February 18 at the USD Wellness Center. This year’s fundraiser allowed the chapter to raise more than $1600 to benefit the M.D. Anderson Center for cures and research for blood-born cancers.
Participants, corporate and local sponsors, and a dedicated USD fraternity of nearly 100 men helped make this event a success. The Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life event raises funds and awareness for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and melanoma. One-hundred percent of 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 KC Herman, is proud of the efforts of his brothers and the community. “From the USD community to the Vermilion community, we are happy and grateful to have so much participation and support,” Herman said. “We cannot thank you enough for the difference you are helping to make.”
Photos of the sixth annual Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life can be https://www.facebook.com/USDPIKES/?fref=ts .
For more information, contact Sawyer Stevens at Sawyer.Stevens@coyotes.usd.edu or at 507-829-0183.
Learn more here:
- USD PIKES: USDPIKES.org
- Pi Kappa Alpha: PIKES.org
- Cycle for Life: TaylorCycleForLife.org
- D. Anderson Research: www.MDAnderson.org
Sawyer Stevens, Director of Communications
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at the University of South Dakota