The West Chester University Alpha Epsilon Chapter of the national honors fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, will be hosting a 5K walk/run on Sunday, April 26, 2015 as its annual fundraiser for the Casey Feldman Foundation (sponsor of EndDD.org). Since April is also Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Casey was killed by a distracted driver, the fraternity also hopes to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving through their race.
Phi Sigma Pi has been a supporter of the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation, holding an annual fundraiser for the Foundation since 2010. At the time of Casey’s death in July of 2009, Casey’s best friend from high school, Amber Staska, was President elect of the fraternity for the 2009-2010 school year. Casey’s close friend, Phil Knasiak, was Vice President.
The first three benefits were in the form of a concert at West Chester University with an on- campus pedestrian safety and and distracted driving awareness campaign in the week leading up to the concert. The effort received national recognition the first year when Phi Sigm Pi’s President was featured in Seventeen Magazine. In 2013, Phi Sigma Pi held its first 5K fundraiser.
The fraternity has inducted Casey’s parents, Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson as honorary brothers and have adopted the Casey Feldman Foundation as their annual charitable cause.
This year’s 5K event will take place in downtown West Chester, PA. with the race kicking off at 1:00 p.m. from Kildares Irish Pub, 18 W. Gay St, 19380. Check-in is 11:30 to 12:45 pm. Tickets are $20. Registration in advance is strongly encouraged.
If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation so that EndDD.org may continue save lives through our distracted driving efforts.