None in Eight

After months of organizing and advertising, handing out pink ribbons, attending skip a meals, collecting donations around campus, and hosting the first ever 50 Shades of Pink Color Run, the big week is finally here! IT’S BMOC WEEK!!

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The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha put on the biggest philanthropy event of the year- Big Man on Campus (BMOC), a male talent show competition where contestants from different Fraternity’s at Purdue compete. This could be singing, dancing, or just being funny. It is more than just a talent show, this year Zeta and the contestants have been working really hard to raise money for not only breast cancer education and awareness but also new this year raising money for Purdue’s Cancer Research Center. This year’s BMOC will also be benefiting the Vision of Hope Women’s Cancer Research Group, which focuses on the prevention, detection, and treatment of breast cancer.

To get a better look into what BMOC is check out BMOC 2014!

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That means within the Alpha Theta chapter at Purdue alone 18, yes EIGHTEEN women will be diagnosed within their lifetime.

The women of Zeta have been going above and beyond this year to help raise money to end this battle that many have to face. Throughout the semester there have been many different events held to help the cause of fighting to end breast cancer.

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Volunteered at the Colts game spreading awareness while working the crucial catch raffle. 

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Contestants decorated bras for Purdue students to vote on during October Think Pink Thursdays. 

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Attended the Purdue Woman’s Basketball Pink out game. 

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Contestants participated in a service project to help survivors and their families with chores around their homes. 

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Met with current fighters and encouraged them through their battle with breast cancer. 

Can you imagine one of your friends, family members, or loved ones being diagnosed with breast cancer?

As the days are numbering down to the big event, we are more than eager to exceed our last years total of $122,000. But we need your help!

Please join Zeta Tau Alpha in the fight of making 1 in 8 to none in 8.

If you would like to get involved with BMOC and join the fight against breast cancer you can go to http://www.bmocpurdue.com/ 

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Not four years but for Life

As the first round of sorority recruitment is over, I’ve realized that my best experience thus far has been joining a sorority. Coming in as a freshman, I never thought that I would fit in; I rode four-wheelers and drove a truck. I was not the stereotypical sorority girl at all. My mom told me to try it, so I thought I would give it a shot. Never did I ever think that it would be one of the best decisions of my life.

Two years ago I accepted my bid from Zeta Tau Alpha, and I absolutely love it! There is never a dull moment in this house.  From the philanthropic events we participate in, to doing each other’s hair, to having our own dance parties, or the massive amounts of cheesy bread we eat! There is laughter being shared at all times.

Zeta is my home away from home. Walking into the house your always greeted with a welcoming hello and smile. Everyone is always looking out for each other and always has your back. I have met many girls that have completely different backgrounds and interests, yet they have became some of my closest friends.

At first I became part of Zeta Tau Alpha; now Zeta Tau Alpha is a part of me. I am looking forward to the next two years as a Zeta Tau Alpha at Purdue University and the rest of my life apart of this great sisterhood.