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Scott A. Mackler Md PhD 5kBeta Pi's Take Prominent Role in the 19th Annual Scott Mackler 5K Run/Walk

On October 22, 2018, the Scott A. Mackler MD PhD 5K run/walk (Mackler 5K) took place at Temple Beth El in Newark, Delaware. This event was created through the impetus of Harvey Mackler, Beta Pi ’72, and the Mackler family, to honor the legacy of Scott A. Mackler, Beta Pi ‘77. Since the beginning, Harvey has organized and managed the event that has been run annually for 19 years.

This event has been a successful fundraiser for the benefit of the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia (ALS Philadelphia). Through the years, well over $1,000,000 has been raised allowing ALS Philadelphia to provide technology and equipment to any person in the Philadelphia area who suffers from the debilitating effects of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, to make their lives easier. All money raised by this event is given to ALS Philadelphia. The various costs and expenses of the Mackler 5K are paid by the Mackler family and the various sponsors of the Mackler 5K.

Since the beginning, Pi Kappa Alpha has always supported the venture by participation and fund raising. This year, a large contingent of Beta Pi active members came to run in the event and offer their support for the Mackler family. The Beta Pi undergraduate members were able to donate $650. Although the Mackler 5K takes place only one day of the year, the needs of those stricken by ALS exist every day of the year. It is never too late to donate to a worthy cause. Donations can be sent to ALS Philadelphia at:

In the race to determine the fastest Beta Pi brothers, Daniel Acosta ’18 won the event. Nick Youssef ’18 took second. Alex Schoeny ’18 placed third. Congratulations to these three brothers on their accomplishments.

Scott A. Mackler Md PhD 5k
From left to right: Alex Schoeny '18, Nick Youssef '18, and Daniel Acosta '18. Daniel came in first. Nick in second, and Alex in third.

The Beta Pi Alumni Association is proud of the current undergraduates for their dedication and efforts on behalf of this charitable endeavor that is so close to our hearts.