EVENT DATE: Mar 25, 2012
CONGRATULATIONS - MARIO MARTINEZ- iPod Shuffle winner!!
Congratulations to Matt Lerman and Patrick Montelongo of New Mexico Beta for successfuly finishing the Battan Memorial March!! Proud to be a Phi!
Iron Phi is an athletic team of fraternity brothers from New Mexico Beta who will be part of the Bataan Memorial March on March 29. This marathon is a 29 mile course dedicated to the memory of soldiers in the Bataan Death March .
Iron Phi would like to run this course in raising funds and awareness in support of a treatment of Loug Gehrig's disease throughout this challenging journey. Iron Phi has been known to be a team passionate about this cause by participating in ultra marathon events and road races throughout the state of New Mexico.
Facts about Lou Gehrig's disease:
Lou Gehrig's disease affects too many individuals and their families. This is why we need your support:
- Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. The incidence of ALS is five times higher than Huntington's disease and about equal to multiple sclerosis.
- About twenty percent of people with ALS live five years or more and up to ten percent will survive more than ten years and five percent will live 20 year.
- The onset of ALS is insidious with muscle weakness or stiffness as early symptoms. Progression of weakness, wasting and paralysis of the muscles of the limbs and trunk as well as those that control vital functions such as speech.
Raise $3 for our team and you'll be entered to win an iPod shuffle! Contest ends on March 24th. Winner will be announced on March 25 on our main page!
Please consider supporting ALS Iron Phi. Thank you for your generosity!
For more information on Lou Geherig's disease, please visit www.als.org