For the past 25 years, members of Kansas University and Kansas State University's Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternities have honored a former fraternity brother by joining together in a leukemia benefit.
On Friday, Oct. 30, the two Fiji chapters will again raise money, running the football for the KU-K-State game from Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan to Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. The 70-mile route will go along U.S. Highway 24 through Riley, Pottawatomie, Shawnee and Douglas counties.
The honorary game ball will be presented to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Morgan of Dwight, who are the parents of Rod Morgan. Morgan died of leukemia in 1974.
The Fijis have raised more than $310,000 for the Kansas Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America during the past 24 years, making them the largest single contributor to the state chapter.
All proceeds from the Fiji run are designated for leukemia research and Kansas patient aid.