October 19, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Members of the Bucknell University fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) raised more than $30,000 for the Alzheimer's Association in their relay from Lewisburg to Washington, D.C., during fall break.

The fourth annual Ronald Reagan Run for Alzheimer's began Oct. 12 and ended Monday, Oct. 15, with a check presentation on the North Lawn of the White House.

More than 50 TKE members who ran in the 180-mile relay and two members of TKE's national board of directors were at the check presentation.

Goal surpassed

"The Reagan Run was a huge success this year, with the chapter raising over $30,000 for the Alzheimer's Association," said Bucknell senior Michael Harkness, president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. "The members TKE at Bucknell are quite proud of their accomplishments and are looking forward to our 5th annual Reagan Run next year."

The Ronald Reagan Run for Alzheimer's honors the nation's 40th president who was a member of TKE at Eureka College. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and died in 2004. Last year, Bucknell's TKE chapter donated $23,307 to the Alzheimer's Association and the two years before that it donated $19,000 and $13,000. This year, the goal was to raise $25,000.

For more information, photos from past runs, and to track the chapter's progress raising money, please see the fraternity’s Web site at http://www.tkebetamu.com/ and click on the Reagan Run tab.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Oct. 19, 2007

Members of the TKE fraternity and two members of TKE national board of directors on the North Lawn of the White House with a check for the Alzheimer's Association.