2012.09.10 > For Immediate Release
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Zeta Tau Alpha to Raise Money, Awareness for Breast Cancer Research in October
Omaha - Members of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority will be raising donations for breast cancer awareness and education during the first week of October.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and members of ZTA will lead it off with “Think Pink Week,” with a series of events being held from noon to 2 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) plaza on the UNO Dodge Street Campus.
“We are very passionate about our cause and want breast cancer to come to an end,” Sarah Watkins, ZTA service chair, said. “We want to spread the word about the importance of early detection and how breast cancer has affected millions.”
Think Pink Week starts on Monday, Oct. 1 with “King of Think Pink Week” where male volunteers will compete to raise the most money. The men will be wearing bras they have decorated themselves, encouraging people to donate to the cause.
Wednesday, Oct. 3 will feature the “Pie a Zeta” event, where people can pay money to throw a whip-creamed filled pie sheet at any of the ZTA sorority members.
Thursday, Oct. 4 will be “Dedication Day” where people are invited to donate funds in memory or support of someone they personally know who has battled with breast cancer. The event will also include live music from Austin Renfroe in collaboration with Maverick Productions.
All throughout "Think Pink Week," dedications will be displayed on campus and the male volunteers will also be participating in a “Best Male Chest” competition. The goal for the week is to raise $1,600.
Any questions about ZTA’s Think Pink Week should be directed to Watkins at 605.759.3542 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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