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November 3, 2002

Delta Zeta Step-A-Thon raises $800 for charity organizations

From: The Triangle
Nov. 3, 2002

At the 11th Annual Step-A-Thon sponsored by the Epsilon Zeta chapter of Delta Zeta, more than 30 sisters and alumnae assembled with their friends and families on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Oct. 26.

The enthusiastic participants ran or walked up and down the thousand steps of the museum 10 times over the course of an hour to raise more than $800 for the national philanthropy of the sorority, which focuses on organizations that help the speech and hearing impaired. According to philanthropy chairwoman Shannon Reese, donations are still coming in.

The proceeds were donated to the House Ear Institute, the Philadelphia School for the Deaf, and Delta Zeta Foundation for Hearing Help Grants. The House Ear Institute strives to improve the quality of hearing aids and auditory implants and also develops innovative treatments for the hearing impaired. The Philadelphia School for the Deaf is the third oldest school of its kind in the United States and depends on charitable donations to support improvements in infrastructure. The Delta Zeta Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers support through scholarships, gifts, philanthropy, and education.

Reese was delighted by the sorority’s participation.

"I am very pleased by the success [of the event] and the turnout we received. … The dedication of our sisters towards the philanthropy could not have been more evident at this event. Even on the 10th lap, our girls still had smiles on their faces," she said.

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