Chapter Philanthropy and Service
The Alpha Nu Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha takes their philanthropy work to heart. Breast Cancer touches everyone in a personal way, and our desire is to reduce the harm it causes!
Think Pink Week & Pink Out Game
Every October our sisters come together to support breast cancer education and awareness through our main fall philanthropy event, Think Pink Week. Throughout this week, we raise awareness for breast cancer to Birmingham-Southern's campus and even the larger Birmingham community. We raise money, educate people on their risk and early detection methods, and spread support to survivors and those affected. In the past, we have had raffle prizes, bra decorating contests, Kiss Away Cancer booths, and make survivor baskets filled with goodies for different breast cancer survivors close to members of the chapter. We have also had various food trucks such as Doodles, Cantina, and NOLA Ice stop by our campus to donate a percentage of their sales to our philanthropy. Occasionally we hold percentages nights at local Birmingham restaurants including Nothing But Noodles and Mama Goldberg's Deli to further raise awareness and money for breast cancer education and awareness. Other Think Pink Week activities include passing out pink ribbons and goodies all while encouraging everyone on campus to think pink! Lastly, we host a "pink out game" near the end of October where our football players, band, cheerleaders, and fans all wear pink or make donations to raise awareness and show support.
Each spring, we host the annual Think Pink-Nic, which is one of our main philanthropy events. In the past, we have brought food trucks on campus or sold barbeque plates to students (and family or friends) while enjoying live music and playing lawn games such as corn hole. Guests have fun sporting their think pink ribbons, eating great food, and hanging out with the Zetas and fellow students. Prior to the event, we sell Think Pink-Nic T-shirts in the Norton Atrium on campus. This event is always a success and we look forward to hosting it each year!
Alpha Nu is also dedicated to serving our community. We have participated in Relay for Life, Steel City Service Day, Habitat for Humanity, Boo at the Zoo, collected and delivered goods for the Women's Crisis Center, collected newspaper rolls for pets, and many other service projects!
Along with our philanthropy events, the sisters also put together Think Pink baskets, which are given to those recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We have fun hand making crafts and baking goods to send to these special women.