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Alpha Tau Omega goes the extra mile for brother

By Amanda Reesman, MU The Parthenon

1207 days ago   Article ID# 1986890
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HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA (MU The Parthenon) - The Marshall University Alpha Tau Omega fraternity hosted “Going the Distance,” a 5k walk and run at Ritter Park in Huntington, this weekend. The event was used to raise money for Tyler Cooksey, a fraternity brother from the local chapter, and The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Tyler Cooksey is a senior communications major at the University of Kentucky who started school at Marshall. Cooksey has lost both of his parents to cancer within the past four years.
“I have some really wonderful brothers that have gone completely out of their way to host this event,” Cooksey said. “I’m completely honored they are doing so, I lost both my parents to cancer. I lost my father to pancreatic, lost mom to endometrial and I have an overwhelming amount of support.”

Alpha Tau Omega raised $2,500 at the event. Jonathon Hathaway, 14, was the overall winner of the race with a time of 17:39.9, and Alexis Imperial, 13, was the overall female winner with a time of 22:27.3.

“I’m really happy to see a lot of faces out here and just raise a lot of money. It’s going towards a good cause,” Jason Dolly, a senior, business management major, said.

The participants were broken up into age groups with both female and male winners in each division, along with a best overall male and female winner.
“Going the Distance” was planned by members of Marshall Alpha Tau Omega fraternity to benefit Cooksey and Relay for Life.

“I grew up with Tyler, and we went to high school together. I knew he ran cross country together and track,” Dolly said. “We kind of meet up in college and didn’t really expect to be friends or anything really and we ended up being fraternity brothers and becoming best friends.”

The 5K raised money for both Cooksey and Relay for Life, which will take place April 26.

“I think this is important to Marshall students and the whole Huntington community because a lot of people look down on fraternity and sororities and think they just party and stuff. It’s Saturday morning and we got here at 7 a.m., we do come out and help the community; we try to do good things,” Dolly said.

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