On Sunday September 30th the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta had their annual Step It Up Challenge for Autism.
Alpha Xi Delta’s national philanthropy is Autism Speaks. Each year all of their organizations do work to raise money and awareness for their cause. This year they held their walk on the campus of Jacksonville State University, walking about three miles total in and around campus.
Taking the lead on this event this year is sophomore Taylor Vaughn. She and all the other ladies were full of energy for the event which consisted of the walk itself, a silent auction, face painting, and games.
Alpha Xi Delta also worked together with other sororities on campus to help make the day great. The ladies had a goal to raise $15,000 the day of the Step It Up Challenge, which is an increase from the $10,000 they raised last year.
On October 13th the Birmingham chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is hosting Alabama’s 1st annual Autism walk, and the JSU’s chapter will participate.
One in eighty eight children are diagnosed with autism each year. To learn more about Autism or to donate, visit www.autismspeaks.org or you can ask any Alpha Xi Delta member for more information.