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Students Plant Pink Ribbon Garden for Breast Cancer Awareness

11.11.2013
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The sorority stands with the final garden, which will eventually bloom pink year-round.

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Members of HPU’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority begin to plan the Pink Ribbon Garden on campus.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority completed their fundraising and awareness efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by planting a large Pink Ribbon garden on the HPU campus on Nov. 2. The garden is filled with plants purchased by students and community members in honor of their loved ones who have battled cancer.

The sorority held a “Seeds for Hope” ceremony in early October where plants were available to purchase in honor of a loved one who had battled cancer. More than $1,000 was raised for breast cancer awareness and education.

Flowers purchased at that event were planted on Saturday in a 17×20 foot garden that will eventually bloom pink year-round with pink hydrangeas and a mix of tulips, pink flowered bluebells and glory of the snow.

“We were so excited to be able to contribute to the creation of the pink ribbon garden, made up of flowers purchased from money raised at our ‘Seeds for Hope’ philanthropy event,” said Brittany Matters, philanthropy chair. “This event gave us the opportunity to create a unique philanthropy event where all students can see seeds of their support.”

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