ATO Fraternity Brothers Walk More Than 100 Miles For Multiple Sclerosis
A group of young men are taking a step to help Multiple Sclerosis–seven million steps to be exact.
Members of Alpha Tao Omega at Grand Valley State University walked from Allendale to Traverse City in the course of a week all to raise money and awareness for the national multiple sclerosis society.
Over the past four years, the fraternity has made the 160 mile trip and raised over one hundred thousand dollars.
This year they’ve raised $38,000. And Friday they were awarded for raising over $18,000 in 2015, the same number of people with MS in Michigan.
The journey is treacherous and not all make it to Traverse City, but the leader of the walk, Quentin Callahan, says it’s about the experience not the finish.
“It’s painful, but we get through it the thing that keeps us going is the fact that we’re walking for someone who has to feel these pains and these fatigues everyday they wake up and feel this pain that we are waking up with, but it’s only eight days for us they’re doing it 365.”
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