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9 August 2006
Delta Zeta Sorority Partners With The Painted Turtle as Part of National Philanthropy

Delta Zeta Sorority announces that it will partner with The Painted Turtle, a camp for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses. The Painted Turtle organization will be part of the Sorority's national philanthropy program, which includes work for the speech and hearing impaired. The announcement was made at the 47th National Convention of the Sorority held in Phoenix, Arizona from June 21-26, 2006.

The Painted Turtle is the sixth addition to Paul Newman's family of Hole in the Wall Camps for seriously ill children. It is also the only multi-disease camp and family care center of its kind on the West Coast. Through educational, therapeutic, safe, and just plain fun summer camp and year-round programs, The Painted Turtle provides a life-changing experience to children whose daily struggles often diminish both their desire to be well and their ability to lead a rich, productive life.

Delta Zeta will provide opportunities for its collegiate and alumnae chapters to support the philanthropy in its efforts to build awareness, volunteerism, and donations. Additional information and materials will be sent to Delta Zeta chapters in the fall of 2006.

Kathi Bray Heatherly, National Vice President of College Chapter Operations, who introduced The Painted Turtle camp to the Delta Zeta National Convention, says, "Delta Zeta's involvement is a great opportunity for us. It benefits everyone involved, and we are thrilled to be a part of it."

For more information about The Painted Turtle, visit

Delta Zeta Sorority was founded on Miami University's campus in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. The Sorority has over 200,000 alumnae and collegiate members in the United States and Canada. The Delta Zeta Foundation, a non-profit organization, makes possible gifts and support for scholarships, leadership, philanthropy, and education.

For further information, please contact Delta Zeta's National Philanthropy Committee, Delta Zeta National Headquarters, 202 East Church Street, Oxford, Ohio 45056,, 513/523-7597.

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