Dear Family and Friends,
My name is Zach Smith, and I am a brother of the Kappa Alpha Order at the University of Maryland. This October, Kappa Alpha Order has teamed up with the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha to host the seventh annual Breastfest of Champions to support breast cancer research.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many of us have been affected by the disease, and in honor of those loved ones in our lives that have fought cancer we are hosting an event to raise awareness and money towards finding a cure. In the past six years, we have raised over $150,000 for breast cancer research. The charity we support is the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (http://www.cshl.edu/). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a 501(c)(3) charity with a dedicated Cancer Research Center. Our goal for this year is $75,000 and $300 for each brother, which would continue to make the event the largest philanthropy held by any Greek organization at the University of Maryland.
I am reaching out to my family and friends in hopes that you join us in our cause and honor your champions this month. The event will take place Thursday October 15th, at our chapter house on Fraternity Row, and we are raising money throughout the month of September and October.
Donations can be made securely via my personalized Crowdrise page. I would greatly appreciate donations of $25, $50, or any amount that you would like to contribute, which can be made securely via: https://www.crowdrise.com/kappaalphabreastfest2015/fundraiser/zacharysmith5 or by check. Donations by check can be mailed to Kappa Alpha Order, 1 Fraternity Row, College Park, MD 20741-0027 and please make any checks out to the Kappa Alpha Order. If you are donating by check, please place my name on the memo line.
We are also selling T-shirts to non-students for the event for $15, which includes admission to the event and unlimited food. Breast cancer impacts a large group directly and indirectly, and we hope that you find it worthwhile to take part in our event. If you have any questions about the event or t-shirt purchases please feel free to contact me. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
Breastfest Business Development
Kappa Alpha Order
University of Maryland