Gamma Alpha Chapter |

University of Miami

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Chapter Philanthropy and Service

Think Pink Week 

Each October, our chapter puts on "Think Pink Week," where we raise awareness and fundraise for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness through a variety of events. During Think Pink Week, you can find us in the UM breezeway passing out educational materials and pink ribbons to students and faculty.

To help kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the chapter partners with the University of Miami to put on the fountain lighting ceremony. During this event, keynote speakers share words about spreading awareness, the fight for a cure and even personal stories. Then, we all count down from ten and watch the Lake Osceola fountain turn pink. This event is such a great way to help raise awareness, and we are so grateful to partner with the University on this each year.

In addition, we hold a variety of fundraising events throughout the week. In the past, we have done "Kiss for a Cause" where participants donate money to put on bright pink lipstick and kiss a banner in support of our philanthropy. We have held food truck fundraisers, boutique trunk shows, penny wars, fraternity dodgeball tournaments, and we normally host a "Breast Man on Campus" competition, which is always a blast. This year, we held a virtual 5K where friends and family from all over could participate in our philanthropy.

 

 

 

Fashion Show

One of the biggest and most successful philanthropy events on the campus is Zeta Tau Alpha's Annual Fashion Show. Our chapter has hosted this event for the last 27 years, and it is always the highlight of our spring semester. Friends and family from near and far come watch our sisters model beautiful clothing, ranging from renown designers to local Miami boutiques.

Our committees and sisters work so hard to make this event a success and to raise as much money as we can. Donations are made in the form of silent auction/raffle items, advertisements in our program, and/or monetary contributions. All proceeds from the show are donated to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, which distributes the funds to various Breast Cancer Research and Awareness Foundations. This event would not be possible without the support and generous contributions from parents, friends, and the community. We look forward to when we can host our next fashion show!