Grice Connect has been getting questions regarding the pink water in the downtown fountain in Triangle Park. This was not a Tiktok dare, it is was planned by Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) alumnae and collegians.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October signals the beginning of Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Month. Zeta Tau Alpha’s national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

In support of engaging the community to celebrate survivors, recognize losses and increase general awareness, ZTA invited all breast cancer survivors, patients currently undergoing breast cancer and families who have lost a loved one from breast cancer to also participate in the event.

Each person received a small cup of pink dye which they poured into the fountain.

“Our goal was to have everyone who has been affected by breast cancer to come out and show unity within the community to fight this disease,” says Patricia Walden, President of the ZTA Statesboro Alumnae Chapter. We offered a prayer, recognized those who attended and turned the fountain pink!”

The fountain will remain pink throughout the month to keep the community mindful of the fight.

ZTA distributes millions of pink ribbons

Through local and national partnerships, campus and community initiatives such as “Pink Out the Fountain,” “Pink Out” games such as ZTA and Georgia Southern University’s “Tackle for a Cure” (October 2nd in Paulson Stadium, Statesboro) and “Pack the House in Pink” (GSU’s Hanner Field House this spring), millions of pink ribbons have been distributed since 1992 by ZTA collegiate and alumnae members.

ZTA will also participate in ACS’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this spring in Savannah. By spreading the message of breast cancer education and awareness, ZTA sisters are determined to diminish this disease.

The fountain dying was also part of Octobers Ag Night Out First Friday event.

In addition the fountain dying helps raise awareness for the Statesboro Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation.

Additional sponsors are Citizens Bank of the South, East Georgia Women’s Center and Statesboro Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.

ZTA has also lit their house pink on GS Greek Row.

Credit: Alice Mathews

To learn more about Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy, visit

National Breast Cancer Foundation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Ready to RISE to the occasion? Here are a handful of ways you can help:

Rally In Screening Everyone
– Make a donation to provide life-saving mammograms to women in need. New this year, choose exactly where your donation goes.
– Take our educational eBook Quiz to find relevant breast health resources.

Rally In Serving Everyone
– Make a donation to support patient navigators who specialize in serving at-risk populations.
– Volunteer to join virtually in Helping Women Now.

Rally In Supporting Everyone
– Spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness Month on FacebookInstagramTwitter, or LinkedIn.
– Host a virtual fundraiser or Facebook fundraiser benefitting NBCF.
– Leave a hope-filled message on the Wall of Support
– Share the story of how you or a loved one have been affected by breast cancer.
– Proudly wear a pink ribbon during October or year-round.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...