On March 23rd, 2013, the North Carolina Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill hosted its 3rd annual Cookout to Knockout ALS with Kappa Delta Sorority. The event raises money to support the ongoing fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS.
As ALS is a fairly uncommon disease, it is extraordinary that one current member and one alumnae of Kappa Delta have been deeply affected by ALS. The father of a current member of Kappa Delta, Macon Cornick, and the father of alumnae, Ally Petrilli, previously battled the disease. Finding a cure for ALS is a passion for both chapters. Around 300 members of the Chapel Hill community showed up to enjoy the barbecue, listen to Old Fish Hatchery Records and participate in a raffle fundraiser. Overall, the event was an overwhelming success. The two chapters managed to surpass their goal of raising $10,000, reaching a total of $10,514 through admission and raffle ticket sales.