Mu chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha proudly represents our philanthropy, Breast Cancer Awareness and Education on Drury University’s campus. So many people have been affected by breast cancer and the Drury community is very supportive of the cause. We raise funds and awareness for our philanthropy in multiple ways.
Recently, we put on Candy Grams for Cancer in the Findlay Student Center during the week leading up to Valentine's Day. The week before we advertised that we were selling a sucker bouquet that the student could anonomyously give their crush, significant other or friend. We emailed everyone who was bought a candy gram and they picked up their sucker bouquet on Valentine's Day! We raised $100 to the Zeta Foundation!
On October 27th, 2016, we held our second annual Queso for a Cure Contest. We sold tickets for all-you-could-eat queso and chips. There were over 20 teams (from various student organizations and also restaurant teams) who made crockpots full of delicious queso and Qdoba was a restaurant that participated in our competition and donated chips as well.. Attendees voted on their favorite quesos and teams won great prizes from our generous doners. This event raised $1200 for the ZTA Foundation.
Zeta Tau Alpha holds Think Pink Week in October. During this week, we get Drury's campus involved and aware of our philanthropy by distributing as many pink ribbons as possible and giving away pink lemonade at our decked out table in the commons.
Our chapter hosts an annual Parents’ Day Brunch. Parents make themed baskets and enter them into a silent auction. These baskets have so many themes including: Zeta Tau Alpha apparel, Vera Bradley, Spa Day, Baked Goods, or Think Pink themed! All proceeds from this very fun and competitive auction go straight to the ZTA Foundation. This year we raised $460 from our silent auction and donations.
On March 29th, 2017 we are hosting our annual Big Man on Campus event (BMOC). This year we have 16 contestants representing various organizations and clubs. Each contestant paid a $30 entry fee to be in our contest and went through various practices to prepare themselves for this event. BMOC has 3 segments; formal-wear portion, talent portion and a combined group dance. This is a very popular event and we intend to include information regarding breast cancer awareness throughout the entire event. Janis Roller (a Mu Alumnae) will speak about her own person experience with breast cancer and how she overcame these challenges. Tickets are $5 and are being sold online (zetataualpha.org/ztadrury) and outside the commons at lunch, they will be $7 at the door.