BETHANY, W.Va. – With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bethany College will be supporting the cause this Saturday, when one of the school’s sororities will sponsor a "Pink Out" during the football game between Bethany and Thomas More (Ky.) College.
The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha will be sponsoring the event, with all proceeds to benefit the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. As part of the day, Bison football players will be wearing pink stickers on their helmets and members of the BC coaching staff will be wearing pink ribbons. The Bethany athletic training staff will also be involved, as they will wear pink shirts and use pink towels during the game.
Fans who will be attending the game can also participate, as anyone attending the game is asked to wear something pink to support the cause. For those fans who don’t have anything pink to wear, the Zeta sisters will be handing out free “Think Pink” ribbons at the game, as well as other breast cancer information.
“Within Zeta Tau Alpha, philanthropy and fundraising efforts are centered around raising awareness and educating others about breast cancer,” said Bethany junior Ruthie Pettle, a member of Zeta who is coordinating the day’s activities. “Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Zeta wanted to do as much as possible to support an amazing cause that has affected so many.
“We came up with the idea to run a Pink Out at this Saturday’s football game from seeing the support that NFL teams and coaching staffs have provided in raising funds and awareness for this cause,” said Pettle. “So that’s why we’re asking anyone who will be at the game to wear pink in one way or another, as everyone’s support will be required to make this event a success.”
In addition to handing out ribbons and information concerning breast cancer, the Zetas will be collecting donations at the ticket tables. There will also be a small raffle, with people being entered to win just by making a donation, however big or small, to the Koman Foundation.
Kickoff for Saturday’s game between Bethany and Thomas More is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Bethany Field. For more information about Zeta Tau Alpha’s “Pink Out”, please contact Ruthie Pettle by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.