Alpha Xi Delta to Participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks


BETHANY, W.Va. – The women of the Delta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta sorority at Bethany College will participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Columbus, Ohio, on October 10. Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. 

“We’re very excited to be traveling to Columbus to take part in this walk with Alpha Xi Deltas from around the state of Ohio,” said April O’Brien, president of the Delta Chapter. “It’s a great opportunity to meet sisters and participate in a fantastic cause.”

Alpha Xi Delta selected Autism Speaks as their national philanthropic focus in 2009. The initiative emphasizes voluntary service to help children develop good character, a sense of personal responsibility and self esteem, while raising awareness about autism.

The Delta Chapter is seeking donations and hopes to raise $500. Please contact O’Brien at aobrien@bethanywv.edu if you are interested in donating or participating in the walk.

Alpha Xi Delta national sorority was founded in 1893 at Lombard College, now Knox College, in Galesburg, Ill. Dedicated to the advancement of women’s education, leadership, scholarship and service to the community, the sorority has more than 130,000 members.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the oldest college in West Virginia.