The HERMANATORS ride against Parkinson’s Disease on September 09, 2023, to honor brother JERRY H. HERMAN, Beta Pi ’72. The HERMANATORS will gather once again to ride in the New England Parkinson Ride in Orchard Beach, Maine. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurological disorder. Every year, approximately 60,000 new cases are added to the 6 million people already afflicted with PD. There is no known cure for this disease that has a devastating effect on the physical being of those affected. One of those affected is Jerry H. Herman. Brother Herman has been an invaluable member of Beta Pi since the day he was initiated. During his undergraduate years, he held many positions of responsibility for his chapter. After graduation, he has been a loyal and active member of Pi Kappa Alpha Beta Pi and as Director of Endowment Fund and Gift Acceptance Committee for Pi Kappa Alpha International. Brother Herman is also the sponsor of the Dave Herman Memorial Scholarship awarded each Founders Day. Jerry’s wife, Linda, is a leader in raising money for research to find a cure, address therapeutic needs, and to ease the debilitating symptoms of those suffering from this insidious disease.

Linda Herman’s team, the HERMANATORS, participates in the New England Parkinson’s Ride, a bicycle ride event that raises funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). The MJFF is at the forefront of funding for PD research. Beta Pi can be proud of previous years donors for their generosity to this worthy cause. If you wish to join Beta Pi brothers, in the battle to eliminate PD and in honor of Jerry Herman, you can do so at Linda Herman’s donation page at: