The ZTA Foundation fulfills the founding principles of our Fraternity by providing support for programs that are educational, philanthropic and leadership-oriented. Zeta Tau Alpha’s national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness.
Think Pink® is the umbrella theme for all of our breast cancer education and awareness projects. In addition to national efforts, chapters host their own local events and distribute Think Pink® ribbons and breast health tip cards throughout the year.
Each October, ZTA and our members recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness about early detection and to raise funds for this cause that is so close to every sister's heart.
Zeta Tau Alpha partners on a national level with several prestigious organizations in the fight against breast cancer.
- American Cancer Society®: ZTA is the National Survivor Ambassador of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walks. Sisters provide assistance with survivor recognition at the nearly 300 Making Strides walks held in communities across the country.
- National Football League: As the official fan outreach partner of the NFL, ZTA has worked with all 32 NFL teams to spread the message of breast cancer awareness.
- Bright Pink®: This national nonprofit organization focuses on health equity and has a mission educate young women and encourage them to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health. ZTA works diligently with Bright Pink to educate our sisters, family, friends and campus communities about the importance of early detection.
At Convention 2022, the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation announced a special grant of $500,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund an innovative two-year research project.