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Introducing the "Virtual Thetas" Online Program

Category: Fraternity

Mindy Marshall

Gamma, Butler

Whether you are an alumna or a collegian, if you haven't yet heard about Theta's newest program, Virtual Thetas, I encourage you to read on! Virtual Thetas is a monthly Zoom program, organized by Jane Horlings, Rho/Nebraska and Ann Murphy, Alpha Chi/Purdue. Participation is free and the segments are an hour each, showcasing exceptional advancements Theta alumnae are making in business, industry, and in their communities. The program is interactive and discussion is encouraged. The line-up thus far has been truly exceptional with topics ranging from diversity initiatives, current events in national security, and body image and acceptance. Members can dial in 20 minutes early for ThetaChat and meet Thetas from all over the country.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October's program, scheduled for October 14 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, will be "Know Your Risk: Breast Cancer Awareness," and includes a discussion with breast cancer thriver Whitney Breaux, Delta Kappa/LSU, and Dr. Allison DePersia, Delta Zeta/Emory.

Allison is an oncologist at the Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem who offers cancer genetic testing, risk assessment and high-risk screening. She will talk about the importance of knowing one's family cancer history and sharing family cancer history information with medical providers to aid in risk assessment and personalized cancer screening

Whitney is a breast cancer thriver and awareness advocate who, between treatments, began Day18, a campaign that asks women to set a reminder on their calendars to perform self-exams on the 18th day of every month. Whitney is the chief operating officer and marketing transformation advisor for Eli Lilly’s BioMedicines Business Unit.

To register and see a list of all upcoming Virtual Theta programs, visit ThetaConnect’s Event Board and sign up in the Virtual Thetas group for more information and updates.