Zeta Tau Alpha proudly supports its national philanthropy: Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. While it was originally The Susan G. Koman Cancer Foundation, our fraternity later broadened its focus to encompass not only the Koman Foundation, but also other educational means dedicated to fighting breast cancer through education, awareness and promoting breast health. Despite broadening the reach of our philanthropy, ZTA remains very involved with the Koman Foundation and Race for the Cure. We became the first national sponsor of the Race for the Cure’s National Series Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program. Since then, ZTA has continually served as a national sponsor of the Survivor Recognition Program--supplying participants of the walk with shirts, caps, "in-memory-of" signs to wear, and educational materials.

In February 2004, the ZTA Foundation was pleased to announce that THINK-PINK!® became a registered trademark of ZTA with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is now the umbrella for all of our breast cancer education and awareness projects.
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ZTA, Think Pink [Quicktime MPEG-4, 7.5MB]



EVENTS

Race for the Cure – Every year the Lambda Zetas head to downtown Austin to help with registration and run the race. We wear our local “think pink” shirts and represent ZTA with a lot of enthusiasm. (Pictured Right -->)

Philanthropy Party - We also hold a Philanthropy Party in which the Lambda Zetas and prospective new members decorate sugar cookies to be given to a battered women's shelter. 




FUNDRAISERS


Pink Out!-
This spring we held our first Pink Out! educational andfundraising event to raise breast cancer awareness both at our school and in our community. The event was held at ahome baseball game against our rivals, Trinity. We held a bake sale and sold PinkOut! and Real Men Wear Pink t-shirts both at the game and all week leading up to it in hopes of filling the stands with students, faculty, and community members proudly doning pink in honor and remembrance of all the women who have fought and continue to fight this cancer. In addition, we also held a raffle and an educational booth, where at we distributed showercards, Think-Pink ribbons, and educational flyers. In all, Pink Out! was a great success that we hope to continue and replicate at different sporting events at Southwestern next year.

Paint the Town Pink -
Our second annual paint the town pink will be May 5th!. Every store on the square hosting a pink ribbon in the window will be supporting our philanthropy, breast cancer education and awareness! Please come by and show your support by buying a t-shirt or donating to our penny parade. If you have any questions about our philanthropy please feel free to contact our philanthropy chair, Jean Herberger.

Our Paint the Town Pink campaign went so amazing last year at the Georgetown Square! We raised over $400 in donations and were extremely succesfull! We really hope to see the Georgetown community rally together again this year to benefit this noble cause!

Crown Classic Dodge Ball Tournament - This past fall we held our third annual Crown Classic Dodge Ball Tournament and raised money to benefit our philanthropy by selling shirts and by charging an entry fee for the competition. The Lambda Zetas had a great time refereeing the games and also created their own competitive team. The campus enjoyed the event sponsored by ZTA and we all look forward to its continued success.

Penny Parade - Held once during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October, and once in the spring, the Zetas line the academic mall with pennies that have been donated by the Southwestern community and hand out pink ribbons. On average we raise $300 annually for the Foundation.

 


LINKS

www.komen.org
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Web site. Zeta Tau Alpha is a National Series Sponsor of the Survivor Recognition Program at all 112 Race for the Cure® Events nationwide.

www.zetataualpha.org
More information regarding our philanthropy

 

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