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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 15, 2017

Sigma Society to host benefit concert for American Cancer Society

By Lexi Ryan, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University’s Sigma Society service organization will host a concert to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS).

The Sigma Society Tunes Out Cancer event is 7 p.m., Saturday, March 4, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature regional bands, including Northwest student Kyriece “Re” DeVine; Here/After of Omaha, Nebraska; A Greater Tomorrow of St. Joseph, Missouri; and GGE of Kansas City, Missouri. The Northwest Dance Company also will also perform.

“Help us raise money for a good cause, enjoy the night and see all of the local talent,” Jeannie Schleip, Sigma Society service chair and a senior therapeutic recreation major from Sidney, Iowa, said. “I feel like seeing everyone come together will also show families and loved ones the support they have within the community, and with the ACS.”

Advance tickets are $5 for students, $8 for faculty and staff, and $10 for the public. Ticket prices increase by $3 on the day of the event.

The event also will feature a raffle, information tables and band merchandise. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

“We decided to pair with the American Cancer Society, because unfortunately cancer hits home for a lot of people, and by raising money, we will be able to help our local ACS families with expenses, lodging and other miscellaneous items that insurance may not cover, or to help fund some research to find a cure,” Schleip said.

Sigma Society also invites the public to contribute pictures to a memorial video that will play at the concert. Pictures of loved ones who have lost, won or are battling cancer may be emailed with a brief description to Katie Aupperle at

For more information about Sigma Society Tunes Out Cancer, contact Schleip at

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