Committed to a Cause
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, so this cause is personal. Breast cancer touches many lives.
Through local and national partnerships, campus and community initiatives, and the distribution of millions of pink ribbons since 1992, ZTA collegiate and alumnae members are dedicated to our philanthropy. By spreading the message of breast cancer education and awareness, ZTA sisters are determined to diminish this disease.
Each Zeta Tau Alpha collegiate and alumnae chapter supports our national philanthropy, breast cancer education and awareness, and the ZTA Foundation. Each chapter also identifies opportunities to meet community needs through local service projects.
Service is integral of the ZTA experience. The Creed of Zeta Tau Alpha asks members to “think in terms of all mankind and our service in the world.” Zetas serve their communities in a variety of ways, including volunteering at a childcare center or a senior living community, clearing trash from local roads or streams, or walking dogs at an animal shelter. Sisters serve to make a positive difference.
Think Pink® is the umbrella theme for all of our breast cancer education and awareness projects. In addition to national efforts, chapters host their own local events and distribute Think Pink® ribbons and breast health tip cards throughout the year.
Each October, ZTA and our members recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness about early detection and to raise funds for this cause that is so close to every sister's heart.
Zeta Tau Alpha partners on a national level with several prestigious organizations in the fight against breast cancer.
American Cancer Society®: ZTA is the National Survivor Ambassador of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®. Sisters provide assistance with survivor recognition at the nearly 300 Making Strides walks held in communities across the country.
National Football League: As the official fan outreach partner of the NFL, ZTA has worked with all 32 NFL teams to spread the message of breast cancer awareness.
Bright Pink®: This national nonprofit organization focuses on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. Using their Assess Your Risk® tool, ZTA works diligently to educate our sisters, family, friends and campus communities about the importance of early detection.