October 3, 2010
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ZTA Urges Campus to THINK-PINK!

 

VALDOSTA -- Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) will host a series of THINK-PINK! events during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in hopes of spreading the word about the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

Since 1992, the ZTA Foundation has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, which has invested more than $1.5 billion in breast cancer research and prevention education. ZTA is tackling breast cancer through a partnership with the National Football League and the Yoplait Yogurt “Save Lids to Save Lives” campus campaign, which donates $.10 for each lid to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Collection boxes are located throughout campus as VSU’s Eta lota Chapter competes against other ZTA chapters to collect the most pink lids.

“Our overall objective for THINK-PINK! is to educate others and to spread the word about breast cancer and help raise as much money as possible for the cause” said Hannah Spears, president of VSU’s Eta lota Chapter, which raised more than $14,400 last October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

THINK-PINK! EVENTS

Monday, Oct. 4, Paint the Campus Pink

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear pink all day in honor of breast cancer awareness. Information tables throughout campus will offer "In Honor/In Memory" cards the VSU community can fill out in remembrance or hope of loved ones. ZTA will also be collecting hats and scarves as donations for people engaged in chemotherapy.

Thursday, Oct. 7, Big Man on Campus

Come "Kiss Cancer Goodbye" during the Big Man on Campus male beauty pageant fundraiser at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. A panel and will judge contestants based on their opening number, talent, interview and costume; Audience members will vote for a “People’s Choice” winner. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 or $3 with a donation of five pink Yoplait yogurt lids.

Saturday, October 23, Think Pink 5k and Pink Out Game

The Think Pink 5K run/walk to raise money for breast cancer research will begin at 8 a.m. in front of West Hall on the VSU Front Lawn. Race-day registration ($25) begins at 7 a.m., but people may pre-register ($20) for the race at www.active.com or through a ZTA sister.

Pink Out Game

ZTA encourages people to wear pink to the 2 p.m. home football game against the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Prior to the game, sorority sisters will sell pink T-shirts and raffle tickets for $3 each for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree to Steel’s Jewelry.

For more information about breast cancer, go to www.nbcam.org/ or contact ZTA spokeswoman Mariah McDaniel, memcdaniel@valdosta.edu.