The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha at Colorado State University work to raise awareness and support for our national philanthropy, Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. Whether it involves passing out pink ribbons at NFL football games, Passing out shower cards to the community, or Raising money at our annual events we always have the importance of Breast Cancer Education and Awareness in mind!
Think Pink Dessert Party
Each fall our Fundraising chair organizes a Dessert Party that is held at the Zeta house. The Greek community as well as the Fort Collins community comes to enjoy delicious pink desserts and dancing, while raising money for our national philanthropy, BreastCancer Education and Awareness. Our last desert party raised over $5,000!
Dodging For a Cure
Last spring our chapter hosted our first annual dodgeball tournament. Fraternities and sororities each participated in their own team and in support of raising money for breast cancer education and awareness. Over 10 chapter participated and we were able to raise over $2,000!
National Think Pink:
Since 1992 Zetas have distributed 9.8 million shower cards with instructions of the proper method for breast self-examination (BSE). This has spread the message of early detection in campuses across the country as well as into communities both here and abroad. In 2000, ZTA members began to distribute the Breast Self Examination calendar reminder stickers as an added tool for promoting regular breast self-examination. Since then, more than 7 million BSE calendar reminder stickers have been distributed. THINK-PINK! Ribbons were added to the breast cancer education and awareness promotions in 1997. Since that time, 5 million have been distributed. The ribbons are attached to information cards conveying the message of early detection as the key to survival and a greater quality of life. People wear the ribbons to show awareness of and support for those who are survivors of breast cancer and to remember those who lost the fight against this disease.