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Arkansas Alpha (Arkansas) Raises $30,000 for ALS Research At Fundraiser



The men of Phi Delta Theta at the University of Arkansas welcomed more than 200 guests to the third annual Fight for Brother Lou Gehrig fundraiser Feb. 7 at the Holiday Inn in Springdale.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the J. Thomas May Center for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. This year’s benefit brought in some $30,000, handily more than doubling the $14,000 raised at the 2014 event.

Lou Gehrig was a member of Phi Delta Theta at Columbia University, and J. Thomas May — Tommy — a UA alumnus of the Fraternity, was diagnosed with ALS in 2005.

The evening’s program included remarks from Vance Wilson, Arkansas Naturals manager, Dr. Stacy Rudnicki, ALS researcher at UAMS, and and a video interview with Tommy May.