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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 26, 2012

Annual Easter egg hunt to benefit ALS Association

Northwest Missouri State University's Phi Delta Theta fraternity will host its annual Easter egg hunt to benefit the ALS Association.

The event will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in Beal Park, located at Seventh and Laura streets. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will include a raffle, face-painting and music. All proceeds go to the fraternity’s philanthropy, ALS Association, to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease after the baseball great who died from ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. For more information about ALS, go to

For more information about the egg hunt, contact Mike Jenkins, Phi Delta Theta community service chairman, at, or Karl Achey, fraternity president, 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