After being rescheduled because of the snow storm, Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) is hosting a Pink-out from Monday, Feb. 24 through Wednesday, Feb. 26.

The Pink-out will kickoff Monday when the sisters turn campus pink with ribbons, chalk and other pink accesories.

“We’ll also be setting up our commemoration board,” said Meaghan Shea, Zeta Tau Alpha Director of Philanthropy. “That will be out both days so students have an opportunity to fill out pink cards to memorialize [people] they know who [have] lost the battle to breast cancer.”

On Tuesday, ZTA sisters will continue their campaign at the Student Union where they will pass out Blow Pops to, “Blow Up Breast Cancer.” Each Blow Pop will have a breast cancer fact attached to it.

“Wednesday, we hope to see the whole campus wearing pink as we adopt the Mean Girls’s movie quote ‘On Wednesdays, we wear pink’ to raise awareness for our philanthropy,” said Shea. “We’ll be around campus and in front of the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., wearing pink and passing out ribbons.”

Shea shared that the most meaningful breast cancer fact she knows is that as a 20-year-old woman you have a one in 1732 chance of developing breast cancer, but by 50 you have a one in 43 chance in developing it.

If you’d like more information on the event, please visit the ZTA Campus Pink-Out Facebook event by clicking here.

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Andrew James is a Senior Communication Studies major and Journalism minor. He has worked for the Niner Times in the news and video departments since his freshman year at UNC Charlotte. After college, Andrew aspires to be a television news reporter. Outside of school, Andrew enjoys running and hiking in the mountains.

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