Zairel Luna Staff Blogger
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means that Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority hosted their annual ‘Pink Out’ last week. The pink ribbon is the most frequent symbol used when addressing breast cancer awareness. The pink breast cancer awareness ribbon is associated with individual generosity, faith in scientific progress, and an optimistic “can-do” attitude. Its purpose is to encourage individuals to focus on the ultimate vision of a cure for breast cancer, rather than the reality that there is no certain cure for breast cancer. During the week, ZTA’s decorate the campus in pink and have fundraising events for breast cancer education and awareness. This year, we saw events like the Pink Out soccer game, Zumba, and many more. Their main event was Big Man On Campus, a male pageant show in which those who chose to participate were required to do a group dance, answer questions, and perform a talent. Alex Searles, ZTA’s Director of Philanthropy said, “This is my favorite event because it gets the entire campus involved. We have boys from all different fraternities, sports teams, and clubs volunteer to be in the show. It’s really cool to see the WAC community support each other and raise money for a good cause.” These events are a wonderful way to showcase the community bond here at Washington College!
Photograph by Zeta Tau Alpha