Fraternity helps raise $4,740 for National MPS Society

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November 12, 2013

On Friday, August 9, 2013, Brothers took some time from Convention activities to help raise funds for the National MPS Society. As you may remember, Graduate Brother James Yard (Phi Pi Chi, IUP) has a son, Christian, with the disease. Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) is a genetic lysosomal disease caused by the body’s inability to produce specific enzymes. The missing enzyme prevents the proper recycling process within the body, resulting in the storage of materials in virtually every cell of the body.

Brothers who attended Convention participated in a push-up competition raising $4,740 for MPS. National President, Victor Ramos and Director of Development Shane McGoey travelled to the University of North Carolina Medical Campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to meet with the Yard Family and National MPS Society representatives on October 16, 2013 to award the money to the Society.

Pictured in the above photo taken at UNC Children’s Hospital on October 16, 2013: the nurse and doctor charged with Christian Yard’s care, the Yard Family (Jim holding Christian and Amy). Holding the check – Terri Klein, Director of Development for the National MPS Society and Victor Ramos, President of the Fraternity, and Shane McGoey, AXPEF Director of Development.

For more information, please contact:

Shane McGoey, Director of Development

Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation

109 Oxford Way

Neptune, NJ 07753.

330-671-5103 or smcgoey@alphachirho.org

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