Student eats 100 Chipotle burritos for fraternity brother with cancer

  • Gallo finished off his 100th burrito in late August, but his GoFundMe campaign is still open.

Joe Gallo, a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University, learned that his fraternity brother from Pi Kappa Alpha, Bret Grund, had been diagnosed with stage IV glioma, a type of brain cancer.

To help out, Gallo decided to start a GoFundMe campaign where he must eat a Chipotle burrito a day for 100 days straight.

"I came up with the idea to build awareness for Brett's situation and use it as a way to help raise funds for him," said Gallo in his video. "Instead of doing a 5k, I'm eating 100 days of burritos."

WATCH: Joe Gallo explains his GoFundMe campaign

Gallo started the campaign on May 21st and has raised $3,000 for his fraternity brother. He documented his burrito journey on Instagram through videos and pictures at #100DaysForGrundFund.

“What I have to say to millennials who are looking to get the word out about a cause...step out of the norm, be creative,” said Gallo.

Gallo finished off his 100th burrito on August 29th in Ainsworth Park in Manhattan during a fundraiser hosted by Elite Daily, where he received cheers of encouragement from friends and family.

GoFundMe is still accepting donations to help Gallo raise his goal of $10,000. A previous GoFundMe campaign for Gallo’s fraternity brother raised over $9,000.

Via Elite Daily.

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Maggie Lit is an Outreach Manager at the Herald Group. Prior to this role, Maggie was a reporter covering liberal bias and abuse for Campus Reform, and also wrote for The Daily Caller and Radio America. During her time in college, Maggie produced content for politically conservative news outlets including The Daily Caller, Radio America, and CBS Denver.

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