Think Pink Week events will support the fight against breast cancer

Olivia Marshall

Chili feed, glow kickball, slime and a male beauty pageant; Zeta Tau Alpha is planning for a week of Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising events.

Think Pink Week, hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, is a week of philanthropic events aimed to raise funds for breast cancer education and awareness. Each of the events will be an opportunity to attend an event and donate money to the cause. The various events start Saturday, Sept. 26 and end Thursday, Oct. 2. 

Breast Cancer Education and Awareness is the national Philanthropy of Zeta Tau Alpha. The donations help with research to find a cure, and distribution of preventative information. 

Caitlin McGee, sophomore psychology major, has been working with a committee to set up the week’s events. They have created a variety of events to get the Washburn community involved. Other members of Zeta Tau Alpha will be tabling in the Memorial Union Sept. 21 to Sept. 25, handing out information about Think Pink Week events and information about breast cancer prevention. One of the items being handed out are shower cards. 

McGee said, “We give out shower cards that give instructions on how to give a breast self-examination as part of our outreach.”

The week begins after Family Day  on Sept. 26 with a chili feed at the Zeta house. The house is a short walk from the stadium, located across the street from Henderson Hall and KTWU. 

The Cold Stone Creamery Fundraiser is Monday Sept. 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A portion of the profits during those hours will be donated to the philanthropy.

An annual event, Big Man on Campus, takes place on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Washburn A & B room. This male beauty pageant showcases the talents and wardrobe styles of select Greek men on campus. Daniel Minton, senior biology major and past winner of Big Man on Campus, says he enjoyed being a part of the event. 

“Think Pink Week supports a great cause and I would encourage all students to attend the events. It truly is a lot of fun to see. The guys who compete in it get more and more creative each year,” said Minton.

Another food fundraiser will take place on September 30 at Pie 5 on Wanamaker Road, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

On Oct. 1 at dusk, there will be a glow-in-the-dark kickball tournament on the softball practice fields. Each team will have an assigned glow stick color to wear for the competition. Anyone can make a team, whether they sign up as a campus organization or as a group of friends. 

The last event will be on Friday, Oct. 2. Over the lunchtime hour, donate a dollar or two and “slime” members of Zeta Tau Alpha on the Memorial Lawn. Be on the lookout for Think Pink events as the week approaches.