For Weinberg sophomore and Zeta Tau Alpha philanthropy co-chair Claire Dillon, breast cancer is an issue that hits close to home. Two of her aunts were diagnosed with the disease, and her grandmother passed away after her diagnosis.
“Right now, we’re pretty young so it doesn’t seem like it would directly affect us,” Dillon said. “But when you take a second to think about it, most girls know half a dozen women at least who have been affected by breast can.”
The sorority is also handing out pink ribbons and brochures instructing women on breast self-examinations. Doctors recommend women should perform self-examinations every month and have a clinical breast exam every three years starting at age 20, according to the brochure.
Other groups have also planned fundraisers for this month.
Delta Delta Delta will sell donated Jamba Juice smoothies Friday in an event called “Smoothies for