Fraternity hosts cancer walk

Fraternity hosts cancer walk

Kalli O'Brien, News Reporter

Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) of Winona State University is hosting their first Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 27, to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

If the walk becomes successful, it could potentially become an annual event.

It costs $10 prior to the walk and $15 the day of the event. Both forms of sign up are highly encouraged.

Members who sign up will get a free t-shirt at the walk.

Peter Beiswenger, vice president, came up with the idea of the walk.

“I remember watching commercials for the Susan G. Komen walk in Chicago when I was a child and saying I always wanted to do one. When we were deciding what fundraiser we wanted to do for the month of October it was the first organization that popped into my head,” Beiswenger said.

Beiswenger said he hopes to have a good turnout for the walk so can become an annual fundraiser.

The check-in for the walk will be in the Lake Lodge. The walk will begin there then continue to make a big loop around the lake, ending back at the lodge.

After the walk there will be a silent auction for participants to look through and make bids. The  proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Lindsay Marosi-Kramer, Greek life advisor, spoke about the Breast Cancer Walk and how it was completely thought of and organized by the members of SAE.

Marosi-Kramer helped to get SAE in contact with the right people in town, as well as on campus.

“I am really proud of the guys for choosing to support a cause that impacts so many people in so many ways,” Marosi-Kramer said. “SAE has been working really hard to not only be great members of our Greek and campus community, it has been fun to watch them take this one to help the greater Winona community.”

SAE said they encourage students of Winona State, as well as members of the community, to come support the cause.

SAE said they are also extremely grateful for the participants choosing to come out or make donations.