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Alpha Xi Delta Holds 5K to Benefit Autism

Alpha Xi Delta Holds 5K to Benefit Autism

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The Iota Mu Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta will hold a Step It Up 5K on April 3 at 11 a.m. on the Lycoming College campus to benefit Autism Speaks. The 5K route will be around the perimeter of the campus. Runners and walkers from the college and the public are welcome to participate.

The cost will be $10 for pre-registration and $15 to register the day of the event. The cost for Lycoming students is $8. To pre-register, email Lauren DelGaizo at Registration at the event will begin at 11 a.m. near the starting line, 700 College Place, on the Lycoming College campus. The 5K will begin at noon with a ribbon cutting. Prizes will be awarded for the three runners who complete the 5K in the fastest time. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Step It Up 5K is one of many initiatives the sisters of the Iota Mu Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta participate in to raise awareness and funds for its philanthropic partner, Autism Speaks. Since the partnership was formed in 2009, the national women’s fraternal organization has raised awareness and more than $4 million for autism.

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. For more information, please visit

The Iota Mu Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta has 45 members and was installed at Lycoming College in the spring of 2005. Alpha Xi Delta inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for sisterhood, leadership knowledge and service. The national women’s fraternity has more than 150,000 initiated members and chapters on 116 college campuses. For more information, please visit

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