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March 8, 2016

Northwest fraternities to host philanthropy for survivors of abuse

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Northwest Missouri State University fraternity men will don women’s high heels and “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” to show support for women and raise awareness about domestic violence.

The nationally recognized Walk-A-Mile philanthropy begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Memorial Bell Tower on the Northwest campus. The event is sponsored by Northwest’s Interfraternity Council.

For a cost of $10, individuals will walk one mile in women’s high heels to raise money for the Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri. Participants also receive a T-shirt.

The Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri provides shelter and a nurturing environment for individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. The center helps survivors learn and grow through advocacy and dedicated services.

The center also provides community education in the northwest Missouri counties of Nodaway, Atchison, Holt, Gentry and Worth. For more information about the Children and Family Center, visit  

For more information about Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, contact Austin Mezzacasa at

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the administrative board of fraternity men who represent the best interest of Northwest fraternities. IFC seeks to promote a united Greek community dedicated to the guiding values of all fraternities. IFC coordinates educational, social and recruitment programs for chapters and establishes the framework and standards that all fraternities uphold. 

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