October signals the beginning of Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Month. The Zeta Tau Alpha Statesboro Alumnae Chapter will “Pink Out the Fountain” in downtown Swainsboro on Thursday, September 30th at 5:30 pm. The organization is calling on all breast cancer survivors, patients currently undergoing breast cancer and families who have lost a loved one from breast cancer to come and participate. Each person will receive a small cup of pink dye and be able to pour their cup into the fountain. Additional sponsors are Citizens Bank of the South, East Georgia Women’s Center and Statesboro Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.
Zeta Tau Alpha’s national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In support of engaging the community to celebrate survivors, recognize losses and increase general awareness, everyone who attends will receive a ZTA Think Pink ribbon and pink bracelet to wear throughout the month of October.
“Our goal is to have everyone who has been affected by breast cancer come out and show unity within the community to fight this disease,” says Patricia Walden, President of the ZTA Statesboro Alumnae Chapter. We will offer a prayer, recognize those attending and turn the fountain pink!” The fountain will remain pink throughout the month to keep the community mindful of the fight. Additional downtown fountains will be “pinked out” in Statesboro on October 1 at 5:30 p.m. and in Metter on October 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Through local and national partnerships, campus and community initiatives such as “Pink Out the Fountain,” ZTA and Georgia Southern University’s “Tackle for a Cure” (October 2nd in Paulsen Stadium, Statesboro) and “Pack the House in Pink” (GSU’s Hanner Field House this spring), millions of pink ribbons have been distributed since 1992 by ZTA collegiate and alumnae members. ZTA will also participate in ACS’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this spring in Savannah. By spreading the message of breast cancer education and awareness, ZTA sisters are determined to diminish this disease.
To learn more about Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy, visit www.zetataualpha.org/foundation. For more information about the “Pink Out the Fountain” event, contact Alice Mathews -email@example.com.