On Tuesday, many of Zeta Tau Alpha group members celebrated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Pit.
The celebration was to mark the start of event “Think Pink” that will last for a week. Outside the Lenoir Hall, the group members were giving out pink ribbons and cups of pink lemonade. The ZTA sisters urged passersby to “pink out”, in order to spread awareness about breast cancer and to pay homage to those, who have passed away due to the disease.
Stephanie McGowan, ZTA Philanthropy Chairwoman said, “The week’s events revolve around prevention as opposed to treatment. We want to help stop the problem before it starts”.
The events that will be conducted during the week include a yogurt eating contest on Wednesday, a baking marathon for both ZTA and Alpha Kappa Alpha members on Thursday, a cookout at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity house on Friday and a luncheon on Sunday at the Carolina Inn.
There would be influential speakers at the luncheon including Dr. Lisa Carey, Medical Director of the Breast Center in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and a breast cancer survivor, whose name has not been disclosed.
The donations that will be received would be provided to many breast cancer groups such as the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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