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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 29, 2011

Horace Mann plans fundraiser to benefit student who suffered stroke

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University's Horace Mann Laboratory School is hosting a free-will donation fundraiser dinner and auction to benefit one of its students who suffered a stroke. 

The pizza and salad dinner to benefit Lizzy Smith will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, in the Horace Mann gym. 

On March 14, Lizzy, 11, suffered a stroke that affected one third of her brain. She is undergoing therapy at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She is the daughter of Dr. Tom Smith, assistant professor in the Department of English.

While Domino's Pizza will donate the meal, Horace Mann invites people to donate desserts as well as goods and services for the charity auction. Volunteers also are needed to help set up and clean up.

All proceeds will go directly to the Smith family to help cover medical costs and other expenses.

To reserve a spot for the dinner, make a donation, provide assistance or receive more information, contact Teresa McKee at 660.562.1449 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468