On November 8th, our chapter held our fourth annual Turtle Trot, a Hike for Hearing event! The 5k color run was our most successful yet – with over 200 runners signed up and over $19,000 raised for Starkey Hearing Foundation! The color run featured a route through our beautiful campus and around the city of Columbia, food and refreshments at the finish line, and music to keep the runners and those cheering entertained along the way!
Our philanthropy co-chairs, Madison Kraft and Ellie Hanzsche, have both expressed their gratitude and excitement for the success of our Hike for Hearing event, saying “We couldn’t have done it without the help from our wonderful Delta Zeta sisters! Turtle Trot grew tremendously this year and we really appreciated everyone who came out to support this great cause. We exceeded our goal and signed up over 200 runners and are so thankful to everyone who came out to support such a great cause. It has been such a rewarding experience to see how much we, as sisters, along with this community can do to support those around us.”
Thank you to all of the runners that came out to support our philanthropies, and to our sponsors, Pepsi, PDQ of Columbia, Tradeversity, Course Hero, and University Oaks for helping us to coordinate a successful event for a great cause!