ZTA thinks “Pink” for awareness

Washburn organization Zeta Tau Alpha is hosting their annual Think Pink week Saturday, Sept. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 4. The week is based on collecting donations in unique ways for breast cancer education and awareness, their national philanthropy.

“All over the country, ZTA chapters work hard to raise funds for breast cancer education and awareness because it’s something we can advocate with genuine passion,” said Shelby Robke, Think Pink chair. “Many women in our chapter here at Washburn have a personal connection to someone who has battled breast cancer, so we care about raising funds to help those who continue to fight.”

Think Pink week started off with the ladies of ZTA tabling at the football game last Saturday. The following Monday, Oct. 1, ZTA hosted a skating party at Sk8away at 815 SW Fairlawn Road.

The Big Man on Campus Contest was held Tuesday, Oct. 2. This is an annual event in which eight fraternity men compete for the title of “Big Man on Campus.” The men had several performance events judged by a selected judging panel.

The last event of Think Pink week will take place Thursday, Oct. 4 at On the Border Mexican Grill, at 1235 SW Wanamaker Road. ZTA will be handing out flyers for the event in the Memorial Union. If you bring the flyer into On the Border from 5 p.m.  to 10 p.m., the restaurant will donate 10 percent of your bill to breast cancer education and awareness.

“Each year Zeta Tau Alpha strives to make it bigger and better than the last,” said Robke. “One of the keys to continuing success for Think Pink Week is publicity; getting the word out about the work ZTA is doing is one aspect of fundraising upon which we can always improve.”