On October 31, the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha at UTM wrapped up their philanthropy week and Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting their first annual 5K Color Run.
Participants were able to register up until midnight, Oct. 29. Preregistration fees were $20, and increased to $30 afterwards. Children five and under could participate for free, ages six to 12 could pay $10.
Junior member and chairman over the Color Run of Clarksville, Tennessee, Shelby Coleman said, “We were super excited to raise money for our philanthropy in such a fun way and close out Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a bang.”
Coleman continues, “We have had so much support from the community, organizations on campus, students and faculty at UTM.”
Collegiate and alumnae members hold over 500 events to help raise awareness. Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is a national ambassador for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and ZTA volunteers help with at least 300 walks and runs during the month of October.
“I know I speak for all of my ZTA sisters when I say, ‘Thank you for helping us raise this money, awareness, and provide education for a cause to close our hearts,’” Coleman ended.
The race started at Pacer Pond, and there were pops of pink color waiting for participants at the end. Runners, joggers, and walkers were all welcomed. The first 50 people to register received a free t-shirt. The members set up a Survivor Recognition table to celebrate survivors and remember those who lost their battle.