The sister’s of the Eta Gamma Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha will be hosting their fifth annual Project Pink Male Fashion Show. Project Pink will be taking place Wednesday, April 27 at Sykes Student Union. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at wcuzta.rallybound.org for $3 or purchased the night of the event for $5.
The event has male models from Greek organizations, as well as other clubs on campus, modeling one formal outfit and one outfit from Zeta Tau Alpha’s sponsor this year, South Moon Under.
Second-year speech pathology major Meghan Dorner, who is the director of philanthropy of Zeta Tau Alpha, revealed why this event is very special to her personally.
“My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and watching her go through cancer a few years ago is where my dedication to the roots of our cause comes from. Having her strength behind me and knowing her and many others beat breast cancer or are going through it, pushes me to do my best getting Zeta Tau Alpha to raise higher funds towards the cause. Project Pink is only one area that can lead me to make a huge difference,” said Dorner.
All proceeds from the event benefit Zeta Tau Alpha’s national philanthropy, which is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. The organization’s goal this year is to raise $3,000.
Dorner also mentioned how thankful she is about the support she is getting from other organizations on campus.
“The outpour of help we have received has been amazing. Organizations are eager to support our event in any way whether it is donating a raffle basket, volunteering as a model at the event or even giving their word that they are going to attend the event on the 27. It is a great feeling to know that so many people are willing to support our philanthropy of Breast Cancer Education and Awareness,” said Dorner.
Not only does this cause mean a lot to the sister’s of Zeta Tau Alpha, but it also touches the hearts of the organization’s alumni.
Sarah Kelshaw, a former communcation studies major and alumni of the Eta Gamma chapter of WCU, mentions what this event means to her to this day.
“Project Pink means an opportunity to get the word out about the existence of breast cancer in men, when many assume it can only happen to women. My mother is a breast cancer survivor so our philanthropy has always been close to me on a personal level. Although I have now graduated, I still make an effort to attend these events, and if I can not I always donate to my fellow sisters,” said Kelshaw.
If any student has any questions about the organization or the event, please contact the director of philanthropy, Meghan Dorner. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devin Gerber is a fourth-year student majoring in communication studies with a minor in journalism. Contact her at DG781831@wcupa.edu