Zeta Tau Alpha goes pink for breast cancer awareness

ZTA sorority sisters sit in front of the Cistern Yard for Pink in the Park Spring 2013. This semester, ZTA hosts the event again on Oct. 26. (Photo courtesy of ZTA)

ZTA sorority sisters sit in front of the Cistern Yard for Pink in the Park Spring 2013. This semester, ZTA hosts the event again on Oct. 26. (Photo courtesy of ZTA)

Walking into the Cistern on Saturday, Oct 26, you could see Zeta Tau Alpha’s passion for breast cancer awareness and education alive with pink, everywhere. The annual Pink in the Park event to support breast cancer awareness and education took over the Cistern with carnival games, food, prizes, and events. A ZTA member and junior at The College, Lauren Brami, said, “It’s a day of fun.” Throughout the event free yogurt was given out to collect lids, a yogurt eating contest took place and Pet Helpers brought dogs to boost the spirit of event goers.

With the breast cancer awareness event being their biggest fall fundraiser, it was clear that this event was extremely important to the sorority. ZTA president and senior at the College said, “It shows the community our passion for our philanthropy.” All funds from the event are going directly to aid the cause, and every dollar received made all the difference. Sarah Margaret McGuirt, the Director of Philanthropy for ZTA and junior at CofC said, “Any money received is one dollar more for the cause.”Many ZTA members voiced how important this event was to not only them, but to others too. Dunn said, “[Breast cancer] affects not only our chapter members, but the community as well.”

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The Cistern decked out in pink (Photo by Marissa Myhill)

To support this cause ZTA was not alone.  Many other sororities participated in a “Pink Competition” to support the cause as well.  These included a house decorating competition, banner competition, and the yogurt-eating contest that took place at the event. ZTA really brought out all the stops for their annual fall fundraiser in order to raise money for breast cancer awareness and education as well as spread awareness to the community with their carnival for the community.

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