MU fraternity beats own national record by raising $132,000

4 years 3 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, April 28 2015 Apr 28, 2015 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:03:00 PM CDT April 28, 2015 in News
By: Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - It paid off for one Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity member who spent his weekend sitting in a rocking chair on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway.

Jason Hoffman rocked for 63 hours straight as other members of his fraternity collected money around Columbia and across the state to raise money for skin cancer research and treatment during their Rock-A-Thon.

Rock-A-Thon co-chair Josh Aroesty said Tuesday the fraternity broke the national record for a single chapter philanthropy by raising $132,000 for skin cancer research. The previous record was also held by Alpha Epsilon Pi in 2013 when it raised $123,000

Aroesty said the fraternity collected money from 7 a.m. Thursday, April 23 until 10 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at various locations around Columbia including every Walmart and on street corners downtown. Alpha Epsilon Pi members also went to Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City to get donations.

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