HPU's Zeta Tau Alpha Holds Fourth Annual Balloon Release For Breast Cancer Awareness

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 19, 2009 ? High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority recently hosted its fourth annual Balloon Release. The special event was held on Oct. 13 at the Hoffman Amphitheatre in Hayworth Park.
The balloon release included a ceremony with special music, and Dr. Hal Warlick, dean of the chapel, spoke at the event.
The balloon release was part of a week of activities to raise money for the sorority’s philanthropy, Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. Throughout the week, faculty, staff and students were invited to donate $1 for a balloon in memory or in honor of someone who has battled, died from or survived breast cancer. “Think Pink” bracelets were also sold during the week. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“I am extremely proud of the work that Zeta Tau Alpha has done to raise awareness and increase recognition of breast cancer and the Susan G. Komen Foundation,” says Meredith McCrea, Greek Life coordinator. “Breast cancer is an issue that affects so many families and individuals, and I applaud Zeta for their contributions to this important issue.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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