Organizations raise money for breast cancer awareness

FEDERIKA HART/THE ARKA TECH: Hannah Dampier (left) and Blake Hurley participated in a bake sale for breast cancer awareness last week.
FEDERIKA HART/THE ARKA TECH: Hannah Dampier (left) and Blake Hurley participated in a bake sale for breast cancer awareness last week.

On Oct. 9 during Think Pink Week, Arkansas Tech University’s sorority Zeta Tau Alpha held a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2

p.m. at Hindsman Tower.

Two pledges, Hannah Dampier and Blake Hurley, sold items for $1 each. Dampier is a sophomore English education major from White Hall, and Hurley is an undeclared freshman from Clarksville.

ZTA also had the Cage for the Cure at the bake sale, which was a pink cage that students sat in until they got enough people to donate $20 to get them out.

The bake sale was one many events they hosted during Think Pink Week, including the annual 5k ZTA hosted to also raise money for breast cancer research.

SHANE CRABTREE/THE ARKA TECH: James Bond, a senior mechanical engineering major from Bentonville, picks three Hershey’s Kisses from a bowl after donating $1 to the Zeta Tau Alpha Kissing Booth on Monday. The Kissing Booth was created by ZTA as part of the sorority’s “Think Pink” month, which raises public awareness of breast cancer.
SHANE CRABTREE/THE ARKA TECH: James Bond, a senior mechanical engineering major from Bentonville, picks three Hershey’s Kisses from a bowl after donating $1 to the Zeta Tau Alpha Kissing Booth on Monday. The Kissing Booth was created by ZTA as part of the sorority’s “Think Pink” month, which raises public awareness of breast cancer.breast cancer research.

ZTA also hosted other events such as the Kissing Booth at

Chambers Cafeteria from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Oct. 6, where they sold kisses for $1.

Its yogurt eating contest was held from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 8, and the lids were collected for a donation.

The local boutique Lavish donated 15 percent of its sales to ZTA and breast cancer research on Friday, when it had the Wear Pink and Shop event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on some of the other events ZTA hosted during Think Pink Week, visit www.arkansastechnews.com.