Northwestern's Delta Zeta to host 'Turtle Trot' April 16 to raise awareness for speech, hearing impaired

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Northwestern's Delta Zeta to host 'Turtle Trot' April 16 to raise awareness for speech, hearing impaired

March 31, 2016

Turtle Trot

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Delta Zeta, Delta Omicron chapter will host its first “Turtle Trot” on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Alva Recreation Complex to raise awareness for the speech and hearing impaired.

There will be a glow in the dark 5K run or one-mile walk. This event is open to the public with an entry fee of $25. Student entry fees are $15 for the 5K and $10 for the one-mile walk. Entry fees will be accepted from now until the day of the race. Checks and cash will be accepted. Registration for the Turtle Trot will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, the race will start at 7 p.m.

“Delta Zeta members will be handing out glow sticks, glasses and necklaces. We encourage runners to come in their glow gear,” Delta Zeta President Madison Daniels, Bridge Creek sophomore and nursing major, said. “All of the 14 current members of Delta Zeta will be encouraging the runners, handing out water and working the information booth the evening of the run.

Proceeds from the Turtle Trot will be donated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, where their mission is to help bring the gift of hearing, to those who cannot. The Starkey Hearing Foundation has donated more than 1.8 million hearing aids and supplied care on a global scale to people in need.

“’Alone we can’t do much. Together we can change the world,’” Daniels quoted William F. Austin, founder of the Starkey Hearing Foundation. “Join Delta Zeta on April 16 and together let’s all take steps to raise awareness for the speech and hearing impaired.”

For more information about Delta Zeta or the Turtle Trot contact Madison Daniels at (405) 274-3969 or follow Delta Zeta’s Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeltaZetaNwosu/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/DeltaZetaNWOSU.

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