Our philanthropy Breast Cancer Education, and Awareness is something we hold very close to our hearts. Some of our favorite memories in ZTA come from our work to raise awareness and support research. Did you know that each year one in eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Our chapter works to combat the disease through a variety of activities aimed at raising awareness and education about this breast cancer in our area!
Every year we hold our annual "Big Man on Campus" show to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. Big Man on Campus is an all male beauty pageant where the contestants participate in an opening dance, runway walks, a talent contest, and a question and answer session. The contestant who impresses the judges the most wins the title of Big Man on Campus! Awards are also given out for Best Dressed, Most Talented, and Crowd Favorite.
Sisters from across Maryland at the Redskins Pink Out game in 2014
Every year our chapter volunteers along with other ZTA chapters in Maryland to spread awareness and education about Breast Cancer at both the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens NFL Pink Out games. We pass out pink Breast Cancer ribbons at the stadium fans to help spread awarness. Along with helping to promote Breast Cancer Awareness and Education we get to see what an impact our work truly has on the community.
Every October the sisters of ZTA celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month by "Pinking Out" the Washington College Campus. We wrap ribbons on trees and buildings around campus, distribute information pamphlets to students and professors, and encourage the Washington College community to wear their pink ribbons and help spread awareness of Breast Cancer's impact on communities.
As a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month we also hold a Pink-Out game with one of the sports team to raise money for the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. This year our pink-out game was held in conjunction with the WAC Men's Baseball team at Athey Field. Some of the players wore pink accessories to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. The sisters had free pink items and sold the pink Breast Cancer Awareness WAC goose sticker as well as raffle tickets to win a basket. All the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Awareness and Education.