what is our philanthropy?
Zeta Tau Alpha’s national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, so this cause is personal.
Breast cancer touches many lives.
Through local and national partnerships, campus and community initiatives, and the distribution of millions of pink ribbons since 1992, ZTA collegiate and alumnae members are dedicated to our philanthropy. By spreading the message of breast cancer education and awareness, ZTA sisters are determined to diminish this disease.
Each Zeta Tau Alpha collegiate and alumnae chapter supports our national philanthropy, breast cancer education and awareness, and the ZTA Foundation. Each chapter also identifies opportunities to meet community needs through local service projects.
Service is integral to the ZTA experience. The Creed of Zeta Tau Alpha asks members to “think in terms of all mankind and our service in the world.” Zetas serve their communities in a variety of ways, including volunteering at a childcare center or a senior living community, clearing trash from local roads or streams, or walking dogs at an animal shelter. Sisters serve to make a positive difference.
Through the partnership of the ZTA Foundation with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks, Bright Pink a non-profit focused on prevention and early detection), as well as the NFL, we are committed to fighting for a world without breast cancer!
"My favorite part of our philanthropy is that we are women helping other women! 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer throughout their life and most of our members at least know one person that has been affected by this disease. Breast cancer is, unfortunately, such a common disease, it means so much to show our support for these women and their families. What I love about what we do here at Epsilon is that we go above and beyond to show our passion for this cause even outside of the month of October and host a variety of fundraisers year-round. My personal favorite fundraiser is Call for a Cure where this past year we beat our previous record by $15,000 dollars and totaled over $40,000 for breast cancer awareness and education!"