Liz Romo • Staff Writer
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The University of Texas at Tyler is helping show support and raise awareness.
The Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority’s national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness. They have the” Think Pink” umbrella theme that encompasses all of their efforts to raise breast cancer awareness.
Nationally, Zeta Tau Alpha partners with the American Cancer Society, National Football League and Bright Pink organizations.
ZTA has been tabling in the University Center besides the Swoop N’ Go this month to provide information on their philanthropy.
ZTA has been handing out pink breast cancer ribbons (pictured in both images above) with their slogan, “Think Pink”.
Additionally, by handing out these ribbons, they are informing students about their efforts to fulfill their mission.
ZTA had a Pink Out Tailgate before the volleyball game on October 15th. There was free food including chicken fingers, sliders and refreshments.
ZTA also had a Bahama Bucks Fundraiser on Oct. 20th. 20% of the proceeds will go to breast cancer education and awareness.
Likewise, they will also be having a Chipotle fundraiser on Tuesday, October 26th from 6 PM to 9 PM.
Additionally, ZTA will be having their third annual Big Man on Campus (BMOC) event on Oct. 30th. They created an instagram account at instagram.com/utt_bmoc for students to follow their journey to crown the next Mr. BMOC and help them raise money for breast cancer.
Ornelas Hall hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Program on Oct. 4th in the
O-Hall Media Room. Students were able to stop by and learn about early signs, treatment, and how to spread awareness about Breast Cancer. Additionally, there was free pizza.
The Athletic Training Student Organization partnered with UT Health East Texas to sign people up for mammograms on Oct. 1st. Though there was supposed to be a UT Health East Texas Mobile Mammogram bus on campus that day, it was cancelled.
Students were able to sign up from September 27th to September 30th in the University Center.