WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue junior Aaron Lai put the cherry on top of his 100 mile walk for Tyler Trent with the presentation of his $29,655 check Wednesday. Purdue posted on Twitter that Lai presented the funds from Delta Chi to the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment on the Purdue's Day of Giving.
In February, News 18 followed Lai's journey from West Lafayette to Bloomington for the IU/Purdue basketball game. The total on Lai's GoFundMe grew the farther Lai got into his walk. He had $18,000 raised at the end of his walk. The number grew to more than $29,000 in the days after he finished.
His original goal was $10,000.
Aaron Lai walked 100 miles in February to raise awareness and donations in honor of Tyler Trent. On #PurdueDayofGiving, he walked in our door with $29,655 from Delta Chi for the Tyler Trent Cancer Endowment. Thank you, Aaron—we're proud to call you a fellow Boilermaker. pic.twitter.com/4hsQO9uyk2
— Purdue University (@LifeAtPurdue) April 24, 2019