Wake Forest students raised nearly $190K for charity in the last week

Wake Forest students walk at lap at the 2018 Hit the Bricks event, raising money for cancer research

Wake Forest University students lived up to the motto of Pro Humanitate last week while raising approximately $190,000 at various philanthropy events.

The annual Hit the Bricks relay race raised more than $60,000 for cancer research. More than 900 runners ran 20,296 laps around Hearn Plaza in the 8-hour event raising money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

Additionally, students in several fraternities and sororities raised nearly $130,000 in the last week, including:

  • Chi Omega sorority raised over $83,500 from its annual silent and live auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Brian Piccolo Foundation;
  • Alpha Delta Pi sorority raised $27,000 for the Ronald McDonald House from its annual Gala for Giving on family weekend;
  • Kappa Delta sorority raised $7,000 from its auction benefiting Prevent Child Abuse America;
  • Delta Delta Delta sorority raised $5,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and
  • Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity raised over $5,000 for the American Burn Foundation.

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