In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness month, ODPhi chapters around the nation have tasked themselves with the challenge of shedding light on these two causes. The Eta Chapter at Sam Houston State University and the Alpha Lambda Chapter at Stephen F. Austin State University focused their efforts on raising awareness on breast cancer, one of the leading causes of death for women in America and around the world. The Beta Kappa Chapter at Western Oregon University decided to focus their awareness raising efforts on another leading cause of death for women: domestic violence.
The Eta Chapter at Sam Houston State University held their 2nd Annual Tacos for Tatas even in observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The chapter partnered up with several other organizations at SHSU such as Sigma Sigma Sigma, Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Xi Nu, Kappa Alpha Order, Student Government Association, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice at SHSU, the Talented Tenth, Pi Kappa Alpha and the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice.
The community event consisted of games, live music, free food, and culminating with a pink balloon release in memory of all those who lost their battle with breast cancer. The brothers also hosted a cookie giveaway with the women of the Zeta Beta chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma in an effort to increase their awareness raising initiatives and to promote the Tacos for Tatas event.