Sample Event

Join us on sample date

For the 20th Annual
Celebration of Life Luncheon
Friday, September 28th, 2018
The Fairmont Hotel
Austin, TX 


About the Event

The 2018 Celebration of Life Luncheon will be the 20th annual luncheon hosted by the Austin Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha to benefit
 the Seton Breast Care Center and the ZTA Foundation.

The luncheon will be held on September 28th, 2018 at the newly opened Fairmont Hotel in the heart of downtown Austin.

This past luncheon Neiman Marcus  unveiled its 2017 Spring/Summer line at an exclusive fashion show especially tailored for Celebration of Life attendees. What a treat it was for Austin!

Last years Chairs included Honorary Chairs, Cecilia Abbott, Susan Lubin and Lisa Youngblood, at this fabulous fashion event to benefit the Seton Breast Care Center and the ZTA Foundation.

Photos from the 2016 Celebration of Life Luncheon can be viewed HERE
Photo credit: Ben Porter Photography

The 2016 Celebration of Life video, produced by Fat Cat Productions, was created to honor Holley Rothell Kitchen, Amber Gillespie and Renee Linke Sendelbach, and all those who fight and have fought metastatic breast cancer.

To illustrate the amazing exposure this event receives, we have highlighted portions of the media coverage from last year’s luncheon HERE.  
All funds raised from the 2017 Celebration of Life Luncheon will benefited the Seton Breast Care Center to enable the acquisition of a state-of-the-art ‘Stereotactic’ biopsy system technology upgrade* to enhance and expand care (80%), and the ZTA Foundation to support breast cancer awareness and education nationally (20%).
*The upgraded Stereotactic biopsy system will include 3D Tomosynthesis which allows for better visualization of the area of concern, especially in woman with dense breasts.  It also allows the physician performing the biopsy to more accurately identify and access the area of interest.  The upgraded system will also match the 3D technology on the current mammography unit used for screening and diagnostic studies in the Seton Breast Care Center.
(If the above purpose no longer requires support or is no longer provided by Seton, the Seton Fund Board of Trustees is authorized to re-designate the funds to support a similar purpose)      

About the Seton Breast Care Center

Offering comprehensive care for breast health services in one location, the Seton Breast Care Center opened its doors at Seton Medical Center Austin in February 2014. The center combines the latest medical technology with personal attention in a spa-like setting to provide state-of-the-care and caring. Among the imaging services offered is digital 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) which provides a higher quality image with greater detail than traditional digital mammography. The center also offers breast sonography, bone density scans and stereotactic breast biopsies.  In addition, the hospital provides breast 3T MRI services.

For patients who need additional diagnostic services beyond an initial mammogram, and for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer, nurse navigation services offer support throughout the patient’s journey. Special features of the Seton Breast Care Center include relaxing spa-like lounges and waiting rooms, private dressing rooms complete with warm and comfy robes, a specialty boutique with unique and practical gifts for patients, survivors and their loved ones, lymphedema therapy, therapeutic massage and related physical therapy, nutrition classes and one-on-one counseling.

About the ZTA Foundation

The ZTA Foundation was established in 1954 and promotes and funds the national philanthropy of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity: Breast cancer education and awareness. The ZTA Foundation partners with: 
  • National Football League - ZTA distributes Think Pink® awareness ribbons and educational materials at NFL games during Breast Cancer Awareness Month;
  • American Cancer Society - ZTA is the new National Survivor Ambassador for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks in nearly 300 communities this October; and
  • Bright Pink, a national nonprofit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer - bringing Educational Workshops to each collegiate chapter

Think Pink® is a registered trademark of Zeta Tau Alpha.  

About the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity

The ZTA Fraternity was founded on October 15, 1898 at the Virginia State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia.  It is the second largest of the 26 groups that are members of the National Panhellenic Conference. ZTA has 231,000 initiated members, 163 active Collegiate Chapters, and 136 active Alumnae Chapters. The Austin Alumnae Chapter is the oldest ZTA Alumnae Chapter in existence, having been founded and continually in existence since October 23, 1912.