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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED OCTOBER 16, 2013 BY MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY

“Pink Out Night” Another Breast Cancer Awareness Activity

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - As October settles in, the color pink begins to appear on products, dyed in girl’s hair, and draped across store windows. As official Breast Cancer Awareness month, October is filled with events and encouragement to spread awareness for breast cancer.

This national drive is echoed throughout Missouri Southern’s campus as sorority members of Zeta Tau Alpha launch their unique promotion of awareness through a series of attention-grabbing events.

But the events haven’t stopped yet, and there is still plenty of time to help support their cause.

Tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 16, the sorority plans to hold a “Pink-Out” soccer game where the girls will sell t-shirts and pass out pink ribbons. The Lions will host Rogers State (Okla.) at 6 p.m. at MSSU’s Hal Bodon Field.

As part of Pink Night, the Lions players will be wearing pink socks to honor breast cancer awareness month, while the ZTA sorority will be selling t-shirts for $10 and goodie bags for $4 to purchase at the game with the profits going to benefit breast cancer research.

On Oct. 24, students and community members alike are invited to visit both Chik-fil-A locations (Northpark Mall and 2127 S. Range Line in Joplin) to buy a meal to support breast cancer awareness. They must tell the cashier why they are there—if they do so, a portion of the proceeds from their purchase will be donated to support the fundraiser.

Concluding the philanthropic events, the sorority plans to hold a finale benefit night at JJ’s Woodfire Pizza in Webb City. Anyone interested in attending is invited to purchase tickets for $10 from any member of the sorority.

“One in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime,” said Kelsey Armstrong, the philanthropic chair for Zeta Tau Alpha. “We are committed to fighting this disease with the best weapon we have: early detection. You are never too young to Think Pink.”

“For a small sorority, we’ve made a pretty huge impact on the community,” said freshmen member, Diana Vu.

To launch the commencement of the October promotional festivities, the girls set up a booth in the Lion’s Den, selling t-shirts, goodie-bags, and endorsing their fund-raiser event called “Best Chest Contest.” The contest featured male students from student groups whose pictures were taped to a jar that supporters can drop money into.

On Oct. 3, the sorority held a yogurt eating contest in the Lion’s Den. Due to the sorority’s involvement with the sorority members collected the pink-stamped lids in order to raise money through Yoplait’s “Save Lids To Save Lives” campaign.

The annual “Pink-Out” football game took place on Oct. 5. At the promotional event, the sorority members passed out pink ribbons; sold t-shirts, balloons, and breast cancer awareness goodie bags; and offered face and chest painting with donations accepted. The sorority teamed up with the local chapter of Dr. Fly’s Hair Salon of Joplin/Carthage which offered to add pink hair extensions to people’s tresses at the game for five dollars.

All of the proceeds gained during the event were donated to promote breast cancer awareness and education.

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