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The ALS Association Honors Phi Delta Theta with the Partnership for Success Award

February 14, 2013
Left to right: Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Director of Communications Steve Good, ALS Association President and CEO Jane Gilbert, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Executive Director Bob Biggs and ALS Association National Board of Trustees Member Chris Brussalis, who also serves on the General Council of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

On Friday, February 8, at the annual Heroes Living with ALS Luncheon, The ALS Association presented Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity with the Partnership for Success Award. This award recognizes those who advance the mission and vision of The ALS Association through exemplary partnership and collaborative efforts to increase the capacity of our organization to serve people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

“We greatly appreciate Phi Delta Theta for continuing to stand strong in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease. We are proud to honor them with the Partnership for Success Award and look forward to continued collaboration to find the cause and cure for ALS,” said Jane Gilbert, President and CEO of The ALS Association.

Phi Delta Theta has had a long tenured relationship with the ALS community and for more than a decade has supported The ALS Association as its national philanthropy in the U.S. Through the support of Phi Delta Theta’s undergraduate and alumni members, the fraternity has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to support ALS research and care services.

Phi Delta Theta Executive Vice President Bob Biggs accepted the award and shared with the luncheon attendees, “We are honored to receive this recognition and on behalf of our 175,000 alumni and 11,500 students at 175 Phi Delta Theta chapters across North America, we share your passion and dedication to one day finding the cause and cure for ALS.  We look forward to continuing to grow the relationship between The ALS Association and Lou Gehrig’s fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.”

Most recently, in 2010, Phi Delta Theta launched a new fundraising initiative – the Iron Phi program. In just two years, the program has raised more than $150,000 for ALS research and continues to grow in participation.

"We've only scratched the surface of this partnership between Phi Delta Theta and The ALS Association,” said Steve Good, Director of Communications & Iron Phi.  “We are humbled to be given this award, but we look forward to what this can become. We will continue to connect our members with The ALS Association and further educate them about Lou Gehrig's Disease.  We want to help find a cure for this horrible disease."

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