BREAST CANCER EDUCATION & AWARENESS
Zeta Tau Alpha’s national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness. With one in eight American women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, this is a cause many of our members have personal connections to. It is our mission to support and fundraise for this cause in order to positively impact all those affected and diminish this disease.
Junior Skylar Schneider speaks on what this cause means to her and her family, "Two and a half years ago, my Aunt Steph lost her 17-year long battle to breast cancer. She was no ordinary aunt; she was like a second mother. Following her passing from breast cancer, I was beyond devastated, heartbroken, and lost for many months. Trying to comprehend that there is not a cure for this deadly disease took time in which I found relief in Zeta Tau Alpha. As a member of ZTA, I have generated more awareness about breast cancer in my community. With one in eight women diagnosed with this devastating disease, it is important to continually educate women about the possible risk and the tools available for early detection. Our philanthropy means much more than just a pink ribbon and a one-time event. It lets women know that if they do happen to face breast cancer, they are never alone."
"Our philanthropy means much more than just a pink ribbon and a one-time event. It lets women know that if they do happen to face breast cancer, they are never alone."
Our chapter is dedicated to the cause that unites all members of Zeta Tau Alpha. Breast Cancer Education and Awareness is central to who we are as women on campus and we wear our pink ribbons with pride. To us, BCE&A gives our organization a greater purpose and has a positive impact on all members of society, not just those who call the University of Iowa home. We inspire our members to go out into their communities after college and continue making a difference however they can. AO hosts multiple major philanthropy events per year as well as holding smaller conversation hours, educational talks, and our beloved ribbon passings all over campus. Grace Kohlhof, the Vice President of Philanthropy in 2023, has chosen to focus on the meaningful connections that we can create through philanthropy. Her passion for this cause has resulted in more stories being shared, more educational conversations, and an emphasis on community outreach.
Upcoming Philanthropy events:
Zeta Tau Alpha Annual 5k
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