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Running for a cause: Kappa Delta Shamrock 5k

March 26, 2015

 

The start of the race–Photo  by Colin Fontenot

The start of the race–Photo by Colin Fontenot

 

KELSY KERSHAW
Feature Editor

 

Rain or shine, more than 100 participants went out to support children’s health and safety. Louisiana Tech Kappa Delta’s annual Shamrock 5k and 1-mile fun run were held at 8 a.m. March 21 at Lincoln Parish Park.

 

Proceeds from this event go to the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home (LMCH) and Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA).  PCAA is dedicated to preventing the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. LMCH is Ruston’s local organization that is devoted to PCAA’s mission.

 

Madison Vige, a junior English major, said the race had a great turnout this year.

 

“It’s such a great cause and it warms my heart to see the number of people each year who support not only Kappa Delta, but both of these organizations that our members hold dear to their hearts,” said Vige, Kappa Delta vice president of community service.

 

“Eighty percent of the money we raise with Shamrock is donated to the Methodist Children’s Home,” she said. “Nothing can replace the feeling of knowing you could be making a difference in a child’s life.”

 

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