Truman State University sorority Delta Zeta is hosting a fundraising hike Oct. 7 at Thousand Hills State Park which will raise money to provide hearing aids to those who could not otherwise afford them.

The event, called the Hike for Hearing, is held annually in partnership with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Participants can purchase a ticket to join the event, which includes morning coffee before the hike sets off at 10 a.m. and barbecue, music and yard games after it concludes.

Maddie Beahan, a sophomore member of Delta Zeta, said the partnership with Starkey Hearing Foundation is part of the sorority’s national mission to raise money for causes involving speech and hearing. A portion of the donations will also be donated to Truman’s on-campus speech and hearing clinic.

Beahan said the hike, which began in 2015, has so far mostly attracted Truman students, but Delta Zelta is aiming to reach more participants from the surrounding community this year. Volunteers will include approximately 100 current members of the sorority, as well as alumnae.

More information can be found on the Hike for Hearing Facebook page.