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Race for the Cure and Breast Cancer Awareness


By choosing to participate in an event, such as the Race for the Cure, you can become involved in the community and save lives. You feel like you are more than just a college student by applying the knowledge you have received in college to help a greater cause. Accomplishing your goals in college increases your likelihood to succeed in the future, and you can more actively learn to work with others by volunteering in the 5k race.

Walk or Run in the 5K Races

The Race for the Cure is flexible. You are allowed to choose to either walk in the 5k races or run, which means that you don’t have to be an athlete to walk and still make a difference in your community by helping to save lives. There are numerous races to choose from each year to participate in, since there are more than one-hundred and fifty races with one million participating people.

Donate Money

You can also donate money to help save lives if you do not have the time with your busy college schedule and still make a difference!

Save Your Yoplait Yogurt Lids

Also, you can save the Yoplait yogurt lids that have pink Susan G. Komen ribbon emblems on them to help participate in the cause. Keep an eye out for when Yoplait is running these programs.  You can either mail them in or input the codes online to donate 10 cents a piece to the foundation.

Pink Hair Extensions (Fun!)

The official Breast Cancer Awareness month is October. During the month of October, there is many other interesting and exciting opportunities to participate in that raise funds for the cure. You can even buy pink hair extensions to support breast cancer awareness!

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If your college or university has the fraternity, Zeta Tau Alpha, you can help their philanthropy by participating in the Race for the Cure and Breast Cancer Awareness. You can also help raise awareness about ZTA’s philanthropy on campus.

Deciding to become involved in a cause that helps save lives is a worthwhile way to give back to the community and is rewarding.

How do you help give back to the community? Comment below! 


How to be a Philanthropist Without Leaving Your Dorm Room

It’s easy to get lost in our own lives.  It seems every hour of every day is booked for the whole year—and beyond. With so many obligations, volunteering becomes just another task at the end of the to-do list. You don’t have to feel guilty. Here’s a guide on easy ways to give back while accomplishing today’s chores.

When you clean out your closet and sweep this winter’s dirt from under your bed, keep an eye out for old, outgrown running shoes. Nike’s Re-Use a Shoe program re-cycles the shoes with the help of Nike Better World. They turn worn out sneakers into playgrounds, basketball courts and even into sports equipment

If you’re on the market for a comfortable, versatile pair of shoes and a way to change a life, you’re in luck. TOMS Shoes is dedicated to giving back. The company matches every purchase, sending shoes to a child in need worldwide. The shoes average around $50 with a wide selection of styles, so you can proudly wear your good deed.

With the motto “Buy a hat. Change a life,” Krochet Kids empowers women in Northern Uganda and Peru by teaching them how to crochet hats, which ultimately creates economic sustainability in small communities. The hats cost around $30 and every hat is signed by the woman who made it, so you can go onto the site and learn how you directly impacted her life. How could this purchase get any better? They sell more than hats.

While you’re waiting for the water to boil or in line at the store, visit, a non-profit site run by the United Nations World Food Programme. For every question you answer correctly while taking any of their quizzes, they donate 10 grains of rice to help end world hunger. Brush up on your vocabulary, math, geography and other subjects while the rice quickly adds up—and what a great way to get your children actively learning and giving.