Carnegie Mellon University
September 28, 2016

Sweet Charity Event Raises Awareness of ALS

Donut Dash

Run a mile, eat a half dozen donuts, and run a second mile. It's all in the name of charity.

The Eighth Annual Donut Dash, hosted by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at Carnegie Mellon University, begins at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

The competitive race also has a casual division for those who prefer to eat fewer — or more — than six.  

This is the event's eighth year and its third year benefiting Live Like Lou, started by the late Neil Alexander and his wife, Suzanne. The fund's goals are to raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), support scientific research targeted at finding a cure, and provide care and comfort to ALS patients and their families in Western Pennsylvania.

in The Donut Dash is in honor of the fraternity's adviser and fellow CMU alumnus Bob Dax, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2014. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and the fund was named for the baseball great.

The SAE chapter at CMU pledged to raise $500,000 in five years, and in the first two years, the race has raised $205,000.

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