Strong start to Think Pink campaign for Zeta Tau Alpha on Family Weekend

Zeta Tau Alpha kicks off Think Pink campaign with Pink Out Tailgate

What could be better than Family Weekend and Captains football?

Dressing up in pink to support Zeta Tau Alpha in their Pink Out Tailgate and Game.

This event is part of their annual “Pinktober” during which they raise awareness and money for their philanthropy: Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.

They also partner with Bright Pink and the American Cancer Society to further their mission.

Since one in eight women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime, Zeta Tau Alpha is committed to raising awareness and funding education to reduce the impact that breast cancer has on people’s lives. 

In addition to handing out over 300 “Real Men Think Pink” shirts and over 2,000 “Think Pink” ribbons, they raised over $2,000 for their philanthropy.

A significant amount of their money raised was at the game and the days leading up to the game through auctioning baskets and selling almost 4,000 raffle tickets.

This money will go towards scholarships and educational programming to aid in research to end breast cancer. 

Per tradition, the football players and CNU’s Marching Captains wore pink ribbons and pink arm bands respectively throughout the game.

Also in support of Zeta Tau Alpha, The Marching Captains bought and wore pink plumes for the entire duration of the day, on and off the field.

They hope to add this to the tradition of “Pinktober.” 

Although the football game is over, Think Pink is not finished for the year; the Pink Out Tailgate is just the beginning of Zeta Tau Alpha’s annual campaign to fight breast cancer. They will host a variety of additional events during Pinktober, such as Slime a Zeta (October 10th), a Pink Lemonade Stand (October 16th) and rounding Pinktober off with Big Man on Campus (October 22nd). The latter is an annual male beauty pageant where contestants from all different organizations will interview, display a talent and dress up in their choice of outfit that would best kick cancer. Proceeds from all these events will also go toward their charter philanthropy.

~Vivianna Atkins, Staff Writer~

~Ryan Baker, Production Manager~

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