Hike for hearing

Sorority walks for philanthropy

By Alyson Duzik
On April 13, 2018

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Delta Zeta and the City of San Angelo teamed up Saturday morning to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation with a 5K run and other activities.
The money they raised will go to help raise awareness of people with hearing and speech impairments.

 “Starkey Hearing Foundation provides money for hearing aids for third-world countries and for those who need them,” Ana Hayes, a member of Delta Zeta, said.

Lacey Maurice, vice president of philanthropy for Delta Zeta, was the leader of Hike for Hearing and has raised money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation before. 

“My job was planning the event entirely and making sure that it ran smoothly,” Maurice said. “This included meeting with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, setting up a website to sell tickets, shopping for supplies and marketing the event. The chapter invited people, sold tickets, raised money and helped run the booths.”

“We had about 20-30 people attend the run and about 20-30 more donate online before the run. I also think the attendance would have been higher but the cold front hit on the day before the run,” Maurice said. 

 “We had stations where we teach sign language and have other activities for kids, so the whole family could come and do the hike,” Hayes said. 

Along with the sign language activities, finger painting and games were offered. 

“Everyone had fun at the event and learned a little bit more about the Starkey Hearing Foundation and what they do,” Maurice said. 

T-shirts were sold at the event as another fundraiser. 

“We have raised a little bit over $1,000 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation and have left donations open until the end of this week for people who meant to donate and forgot to do so before the event, so this number will hopefully increase,” Maurice said.

“I was really impressed by the community and campus support we have received from the event,” Chelle Langston, Delta Zeta president, said. “We really felt the meaning of Ram Fam. We had a lot of help putting it all together, and it went really well.” 

 

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