At this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 29 at the Sparks Marina, Sigma Kappa Sorority at the University of Nevada raised $9,520.55 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Sigma Kappa Sorority was the second top fundraising team this year.
Katelyn Miller, a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, raised $1,255. She became the third top participant in this year’s event. She was awarded a Champion’s Club member medal. Individuals had to raise at least $500 to become a Champion’s Club member. This cause is close to home for Miller. She lost her grandfather to Alzheimer’s early this year.
“I miss my grandpa everyday but raising this much money lets me know I am helping put an end to this awful disease that took my grandpa,” Miller said.
Sigma Kappa Sorority has become one of the nation’s leading contributors to Alzheimer’s disease prevention, research and treatment efforts. Locally, Sigma Kappa Sorority raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Association annually by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and holding SKetti Night, an all-you-caneat spaghetti feed. This year, they raised $11,000. The chapter split the money raised between the Sigma Kappa Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association.
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