UT Tyler community promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Liz Romo • Staff Writer

ZTA Think Pink ribbon. Photo courtesy of Liz Romo.
ZTA Think Pink ribbon. Photo courtesy of Liz Romo.

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.


Keely Jordan, Kendal Smith, and Abby Goertemiller tabling in the University Center. Photo Courtesy of Liz Romo.
Keely Jordan, Kendal Smith, and Abby Goertemiller tabling in the University Center. Photo Courtesy of Liz Romo.

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.


Screenshot of Pink Out Tailgate Flyer sent to students from Housing & Residence Life through email.
Screenshot of Pink Out Tailgate Flyer sent to students from Housing & Residence Life through email.

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.





Screenshot of Zeta Tau Alpha Bahama Bucks Fundraiser Flyer from the University of Texas at Tyler ZTA instagram page.
Screenshot of Zeta Tau Alpha Bahama Bucks Fundraiser Flyer from the University of Texas at Tyler ZTA instagram page.

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.


Screenshot of Zeta Tau Alpha Big Man on Campus Flyer from the University of Texas at Tyler ZTA instagram page.
Screenshot of Zeta Tau Alpha Big Man on Campus Flyer from the University of Texas at Tyler ZTA instagram page.

For more information about Zeta Tau Alpha and their philanthropy, you can find them on their instagram at instagram.com/uttylerzta or use their LinkTree link at https://linktr.ee/Uttylerzta.


Breast Cancer Awareness Presentation Flyer sent to students via email by Ana Fernandes Da Silva, Senior Resident Assistant at Ornelas Hall.
Breast Cancer Awareness Presentation Flyer sent to students via email by Ana Fernandes Da Silva, Senior Resident Assistant at Ornelas Hall.

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.


Screenshot of Breast Cancer Awareness Mobile Mammogram Event posted on Patriots Engage.
Screenshot of Breast Cancer Awareness Mobile Mammogram Event posted on Patriots Engage.



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