Multiple Sclerosis is a disease close to the hearts of some Chevalier College students.
That's why school vice captain Charli Derrig brought forward the May 50k initiative to captains William Preddey and Ashanti Still.
William explained what the challenge involved.
"The challenge is rather simple at the end of the day," William said.
"You have to run or walk 50 kilometres within May.
"In doing so, the idea is that you will raise awareness and donations for MS research.'
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"Knowing the hardship those with MS face, it seems rather easy to sacrifice 20 minutes of your day to improve your fitness."
About 100 students have signed up and over $4000 has been raised for the cause.
William said he hoped more would come.
"Our goal is a rather ambitious $15000, which according to the May 50K website, would provide roughly 234 working hours for MS researchers," he said.
"I'd like to extend a massive thank you to all those who have donated.
"The amount we have raised thus far will go a long, long way to leaving MS in the past."
For an update of their process or to donate, visit https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/ChevalierCollege?fbclid=IwAR27UXLjR6Gv46c4sXmXcW5_gGGe4vmKB3DeM4n43asvQ8xOYPzq-nb1-wc
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