The women of Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Mu each hosted concerts to benefit their philanthropies, Breast Cancer Awareness Research and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
ZTA hosted Project Pink, a concert featuring two Nashville-based musicians named SAWYER and Aly Burgess Oct. 25.
“This goal of the event was to bring the University of North Alabama community together in order to promote and emphasize the importance of breast cancer education and awareness,” said Claire Perry, president of ZTA. “It’s important to bring awareness to breast cancer because it is something that affects 1 in 8 women.”
The show was held at 116 E Mobile and free food was provided by 306 BBQ. Individuals attending the event also received free T-shirts.
“With October being breast cancer awareness month, I think it’s important to have events like this that can bring students together and raise money and awareness for a good cause,” said senior Rylee Lefevre.
Since admission to the event was free, ZTA’s 2017 philanthropy shirt and cups that changed colors were sold and donations were accepted. Proceeds from the event benefited breast cancer awareness research.
“I think events like this are needed on college campuses,” said sophomore Abby Mayhair. “This is a fun and interactive way to educate individuals on breast cancer awareness.”
Phi Mu’s benefit concert, BonnaMu, raised funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and was held at Singin’ River Live Oct. 26.
“BonnaMu is a music festival held by Phi Mu chapters throughout the country to raise money for CMNH,” said Phi Mu’s Philanthropy chair, Loreanna McKinney. “It models the infamous music festival, Bonnaroo.”
The concert featured bands from the Shoals area. Coffee Black, Blaze Lawrimore, and Willis played sets at the event. Admission to the event was $12 and food and Frios pops were provided. Each musician held a different set time.
Over 300 individuals attended the concert.
“Being able to have a hand on planning Bonnamu was one of the most rewarding experiences,” said senior Erin Shockey. “There is not a greater feeling than dancing with my Phi Mu sisters knowing all of our hard work paid off and children and their families at CMNH will be positively affected.”
Phi Mu raised $3,000 from ticket sales.