Brother runs 100 miles, raises $15K for ALS research

UM student runs 100 miles for ALS charity: UM junior and Phi Delta fraternity brother Sam Selley runs through Barton Nature Area in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Selley ran 100 miles from his Phi Delta chapter house to Lake Fenton High School and back on Aug. 25, 2021, ultimately raising $15,188 for ALS research. Photo by Jacob Hamilton, photographer |

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Brother Sam Selley, a student at @uofmichigan and Philanthropy Chairman for Michigan Alpha was determined to become an Iron Phi but wanted his impact to go way beyond what was necessary. On August 25, Selley ran 100 miles in one day and raised over $15,000 for ALS research.

Selley had been preparing for his athletic endeavor since January 2021, regularly running between seventy and 140 miles a week, with biking and other strength training. Although preparing for the run was rigorous, Selley kept his goal in mind, raising money for @livelikelou4

“I can persevere, just like our man Lou Gehrig,” Selley would remind himself. “Lou Gehrig was a member of Phi Delta Theta, and our organization has taken an active role in finding a cure.”

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