Gamma Iota Chapter |

The University of Florida

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Chapter Philanthropy and Service

We are proud to announce that this past year, we raised over $45,000 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 produce a fun performance. Panhellenic chapters can sponsor a fraternity participating in Linedance. Local Judges score each performance and crown a winning team. Zeta Linedance is open to all of the Gainesville community, and we work hard all year to fundraise and promote Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.

In 2020, we introduced a new fundraiser called Pie A Zeta. In the week leading up to our philanthropy event we invited participants to throw a pie at a Zeta for a donation to our national philanthropy.

We raise money through sponsors and from the help of friends, family, and other UF Greek Life members. We 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. 


 

 

Paint me Pink 5K Run (Fundraiser)

 

This past year, our chapter hosted our fifth annual Paint Me Pink 5K with all our families during family weekend. We are so excited to continue 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 zta.linedance@gmail.com or ztapaintmepink@gmail.com.