We are proud to announce that this past year, we raised over $73,600 for our National Philanthropy, Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. This is a combined total of the two major events we hold every year. In the Fall, the sisters of Gamma Iota prepare for and then hold our chapter philanthropy, Zeta Linedance. In more recent years, we began an annual Paint Me Pink 5K that is held in the Spring Semester during family weekend. Both events are times we look forward to and cherish here at Gamma Iota.
Zeta Linedance (Philanthropy)
Every year the women of Gamma Iota put on our philanthropy event, Zeta Linedance. This event consists of our chapter members being split into groups and paired with a group of gentlemen from various Inter-Fraternity Council chapters at UF. The goal is to make up a dance of any talent level and put on a show! Teams pick a theme, such as the 80s, Cowboys and Cowgirls, or Pirates, and come up with a fun performance. Local judges are present at the event who score each performance and crown a winning team. Zeta Linedance is open to all of the Gainesville community, and we work hard year long to fundraise and promote Breast Cancer Awareness and Education.
In 2011, Gamma Iota won the award for Best Panhellenic Philanthropy. In 2012, we worked to include all Panhellenic chapters at UF in our fundraising efforts. In addition to collecting Yoplait Lids, we gave the Panhellenic chapters the opportunity to sponsor a fraternity participating in Linedance.
We worked to raise this money through gaining sponsors and from the help of friends, family, and other UF Greek Life members. We worked to raise awareness through making pink breast cancer ribbon pins with our sisters and passing them out around campus to UF students and staff. We are excited for the year to come as we hope to raise even more money and awareness for this cause through pairing with the Think Pink Foundation.
Paint me Pink 5K Run (Fundraiser)
This year, our chapter hosted our fourth annual Paint Me Pink 5K raising over $13,000 this past year with all our families during family weekend. We are so excited to create and advance this tradition and be able to make a bigger impact for our cause.
If you have any questions or would like to donate or get involved with Zeta Linedance or Paint Me Pink 5K, please contact our Linedance Chairs at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.