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Walk Hard finishes strong with biggest fundraiser yet

The annual Alpha Tau Omega fundraising walk brought in more than $70,000 to help veterans.

The annual Alpha Tau Omega fundraising walk brought in more than $70,000 to help veterans.

When more than 30 members of Troy University’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity finally arrived at  Panama City Beach, Florida, Wednesday, after six days of walking, they had an extra reason to celebrate.

This year’s Walk Hard fundraising walk raised $71,000 for charity, the largest amount yet for the event, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

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Founders, participants look back at 10 years of Walk Hard fundraiser

Alpha Tau Omega brothers walk arm-in-arm during the 2017 Walk Hard event.

Alpha Tau Omega brothers walk arm-in-arm during the 2017 Walk Hard event.

On Friday, another group of Alpha Tau Omega brothers will begin a 130-mile walk from Troy University to Panama City Beach, Florida, all for the purpose of helping military veterans.

This year’s group of 34 walkers is aiming to raise an astounding $60,000 for Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures, a local nonprofit organization that…

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Walk Hard making a difference for wounded veterans

Spc. Lance Gieselmann (center) accompanies fellow veterans and members of Alpha Tau Omega's Walk Hard during last year's event.

Spc. Lance Gieselmann (center) accompanies fellow veterans and members of Alpha Tau Omega's Walk Hard during last year's event.

Spc. Lance Gieselmann knows about sacrifice.

In 2003, Gieselmann’s tank drove over an improvised explosive device, creating an explosion that left the two other passengers dead and Gieselmann with life-changing injuries.

For the last six years, the Purple Heart recipient has enjoyed meeting and bonding with other veterans who share similar stories, thanks to Jeep…

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ATO brothers depart TROY for Walk Hard journey

The 33 TROY students will walk from Troy to Panama City Beach, Florida, to raise money for wounded veterans.

The 33 TROY students will walk from Troy to Panama City Beach, Florida, to raise money for wounded veterans.

A group of 33 Alpha Tau Omega members departed Troy University early Friday morning for Walk Hard, a six-day walk to Panama City Beach, Florida, to raise money for wounded veterans.

The annual fundraiser raises money for Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures, a nonprofit offering wounded veterans and their families opportunities to enjoy the…

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