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The Alpha Omega Chapter of Theta Chi fraternity will hold a car wash 1-4 p.m. Saturday to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The car wash will take place in front of the Theta Chi chapter house, 225 Reeder Street (two blocks past WaWa). Donations of any amount will be accepted for the service. Those interested in volunteering at the car wash should contact Brian Quigley ’03, philanthropy chairman, at

Theta Chi members also will participate in the MS Walk at Hugh Moore Canal Park Sunday.

Theta Chi, a national men’s fraternity established in 1856, has 136 active chapters across the United States and Canada. The fraternity’s motto is “the helping hand.” The Alpha Omega Chapter at Lafayette College was installed in 1930.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40, but the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can be life-long. One new case of MS is diagnosed every hour. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease. For more information, visit

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