The Zeta Tau Alpha sisters held their first Think Pink Treasure Hunt in Kilcawley Center on Wednesday.
Sophomore Melissa Charles said she came up with the idea for the treasure hunt.
“It’s good to raise awareness as well as get people excited about our [Pink Ribbon] Cheer Classic on Oct. 28,” she said.
Charles said the sorority will host “a little event each week leading up to” the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic, “just to get people involved.” The Classic will be held in Beeghly Center.
In order to complete the treasure hunt, participants had to give a pink ribbon to a stranger and take a photo of it, donate money to the Hairy Mugs for Jugs program in the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and take a photo of the “Think Pink”-themed Rock, among other activities.
Participants were also asked three true/false questions at the end of the treasure hunt.
“The true-and-false questions are just to give a little more insight as to facts about breast cancer,” Charles said.
Other upcoming events include a campus Pink Out Day, during which the sisters will wear pink, and a bagel-eating contest, which the sorority members organized with the help of Panera Bread. In addition, this year’s Pink Out Day shirts will read, “Protect your treasured chests.”
Charles said it is important to raise awareness for breast cancer.
“Pretty much everyone you meet has been affected by breast cancer in one way or another,” Charles said. “It’s so prominent in women and even now in men. We just want to make sure everyone is aware, and [that] at a young age they start to become aware of breast cancer.”