Many clubs and organizations on campus have the opportunity to support different philanthropic organizations all across the country. With it being the month of October the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Auburn University is raising awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Zeta Tau Alpha is doing their part to promote Breast Cancer Awareness and Education during the month of October through their national philanthropy Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
The Zeta Tau Alphas kicked off their philanthropy events on October 4, 2012 by lighting up Cater Hall on Auburns campus pink. Also there was a ceremony held that evening where breast cancer survivors spoke and shared their testimonies. The first of two ballon releases took place that night as well, to remember loved ones affected by breast cancer.
Also last week the Zeta Tau Alphas took part their traditional passing out ribbons on the concourse. They passed out about 1500 ribbons in the first week of kickoff. They spread the word through pink ribbons to educate students on breast cancer. The Zetas not only got the word out at Auburn University, but also in Opelika and later this month the Zetas will be in Birmingham.
They went to Opelika for the Think Pink Walk where they walked around downtown Opelika to show their support and painted faces for little children. On October 20, 2012 they are going to Birmingham for Race For the Cure where they will partner with Susan G. Komen. The Zetas will walk and pass out waters to support runners along the race.
After Race For the Cure the Zetas will bring their events back to Auburn on October 30 where they will partner with Wrapsody, to take part in a ballon release to honor those affected by breast cancer. Wrapsody has been selling the ballons for a $1 all month long.
They will end their Breast Cancer Awareness events on November 5th where they will have a runway show with the local boutique Adjective where Zetas will walk in the runway show and all of the money will go to Susan G. Komen.
Out on the front steps of Cater Lawn there is a survivor board for students to write a name of a loved one lost or someone who fought breast cancer and won!! It's a great way to show support for all the people at Auburn who have been affected by breast cancer
There are many different philanthropies that students can get involved with while they are at Auburn, and I can certainly say the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority is doing their part to educate people on breast cancer.