Phi Theta Phi walk for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

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New Kensington, Pa. – In it’s 48th year of walking for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Phi Theta Phi of Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. made it’s way through local communities Saturday morning accepting donations for the hospital’s Free Care Fund.

The Free Care Fund ensures that all children receive the medical care they need and that no child from the region is denied care because of an inability to pay. This year’s goal set by the fraternity was raising $25,000.

© Image Copyright | Photojournalist |Paul R. Lowes | AKVNEWS.COM

The fraternity brothers left Greenville at 10 a.m. on Friday morning, walk through Mercer, Grove City, Slippery Rock and Butler, then end the day in Freeport at Trinity Lutheran Church. On Saturday, the walk continued through Natrona Heights, Breckenridge, New Kensington, Arnold, Springdale, Cheswick, Harmar Township, Oakmont, Lawrenceville and finally arriving at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh about 6:30 pm Saturday.

Cash donations were collected throughout the walk, but checks (made payable to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation) can be mailed to Phi Theta Phi Alumni Association, PO Box 365, Greenville, PA 16125.

About the Phi Theta Phi Walk-a-thon

Phi Theta Phi began at Thiel College as a local fraternity in 1966. Two years later, the fraternity started a tradition that has become one of the most successful Greek philanthropy efforts in the College’s history. The first Walk-a-thon was in 1968 and raised $1,100. In 2014, Phi Theta Phi was recognized as one of the Top 10 donors to the Fund. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania Senate have cited the chapter for its service, and in 2002, the Association of Fundraising Professionals acknowledged them as an outstanding philanthropic organization. In 2015, the fraternity was recognized for the walk-a-thon with a Service to Thiel Award.

The Phi Theta Phi thanks all those who gave generously to Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund.

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