LK5K raises money for women’s health

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By Kevin Bielicki, LK5K Chair, Eta Phi chapter of Alpha Chi Rho

Contributing Writer

“LK5K” stands for the Lina Kranias Memorial 5K run, which is done every year in honor of a local Gettysburg citizen who passed away from a horrible battle with breast cancer. Her unwavering courage and optimism throughout her entire battle inspired her friends and family to create a 5K run that raises money for women to get free pap smears and helps pay for chemotherapy as well.

The Gettysburg chapter of AXP, Eta Phi, was fortunate enough to form a relationship with the LK5K committee last year and since then has been focused on raising awareness about the 5K on our campus. Eta Phi particularly loves the idea of giving back as well as helping a local community, which not only looks good on our chapter and national fraternity but on Greek life as a whole in out small town. The chapter hosts booths on campus to raise awareness of the event and register runners from the campus. On the day of the race brothers work on the course directing people where to run, as well as participating in the run itself.

The 2016 LK5K was held November 12.

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