Indianapolis, IN – Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity participated in the first ever Indianapolis Walk Now for Autism Speaks event this weekend at Garfield Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event took place on Sunday, April 28.
Alpha Xi Delta staff, volunteers and Sisters gathered at the walk site to help set up and check in registered walkers. Beta Pi Sisters from Indiana University and Alpha Eta Sisters from Purdue University traveled to Indianapolis for the event. Overall, participants raised more than $100,000 for Autism Speaks. Even though there was a great turnout, the decision was made to postpone the actual walk due to lightening in order to ensure everyone’s safety.
“Even though the walk had to be postponed, the fundraising efforts were a huge success, and we are so proud of our Sisters and the time they spent planning and participating in the event,” says Elysia Gallivan, Alpha Xi Delta’s National Executive Director. “We look forward to coming together in Indianapolis and walking for Autism Speaks in the future.”
The Indianapolis Walk Now for Autism Speaks Celebration will now take place on June 9 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the Indianapolis Walk page at www.WalkNowforAutismSpeaks.org/Indianapolis.
Alpha Xi Delta partnered with Autism Speaks in 2009. Since then, Alpha Xi Delta has raised more than $800,000 for our philanthropic partner. Our college chapters and alumnae associations raise awareness and funds by participating in various Walk Now for Autism Speaks events across the country and hosting AmaXIng Challenges at our host institutions. For more information Alpha Xi Delta’s partnership with Autism Speaks, visit the philanthropy section of our website at www.alphaxidelta.org.
Founded in 1893 at Lombard College, now Knox College, in Galesburg, Illinois, Alpha Xi Delta inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for Sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service. The national women’s fraternity has more than 150,000 initiated members and has chapters on 116 college campuses. For more information on Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity, visit www.alphaxidelta.org.
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