Give Back Feature: Alexis Luzietti

This week we're featuring Alexis Luzietti who's passionate about Breast Cancer research and awareness! Read on to learn more about her story.

: Tell us a little bit about yourself!

: Hi my name is Alexis Luzietti and I am a full time student at High Point University working towards my accounting degree! I am originally from Milford, CT where I adore living so close to the beach! I love being super involved on campus where I am a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, campus activities club, and a volunteer with “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.” I hold a leadership role at the Survey Research center on campus where I take part in polls sent to residents of North Carolina. Aside from my family and friends, I would have to say Chipotle owns my heart ;)

: What does freely giving mean to you?

Giving freely to me means giving and not expecting anything in return. When you give freely, you are doing something without the expectation of being compensated for your actions. I feel like to much emphasis is put on being fair and even, but truly good actions should come out of the kindness of your heart. To me, the best kind of giving is when you don’t have to be rewarded for it. Too many of us take our lives for granted and forget about what is right in front of us. Giving freely and knowing that I have made a difference in the life of another is reward enough.

: What would you do if you could give freely? How would you help your community/someone with it if you had the resources to?

Through my sorority, we aim to spread awareness about breast cancer education. We hold numerous events, such as Think Pink Week, where we raise money for Breast Cancer and try and encourage others to take part in the fight along with us. Holding all of these amazing events  has allowed me to give freely and truly see its rewarding consequences. Continuously getting opportunities to raise money for a cause that hits close to home for so many people is a wonderful experience. Knowing I am making a difference for the lives of others and raising money to help fund research to hopefully one day find a cure is why I do what I do. Being a part of such a motivating sorority has inspired and taught me what it truly means to give freely. If I were given all the resources necessary, I would love to hold a Think Pink Week event back in my hometown. Even though October is the month for breast cancer awareness, I feel like it should be reinforced all year long. I have always wanted to take what I have witnessed through ZTA in regards to breast cancer awareness and apply it to my life back in Connecticut. Just as we hold a yearly male beauty pageant for students on campus, I would love to hold a similar one that reached out to towns across my county.  Not only inviting familiar faces, but all those who would like to join! I don't want my participation in this amazing organization to stop when school ends, which is what I feel tends to happen to most students more often than not. I am going to continue to fight until pink is just another color, and so should you!  

If you have an awesome idea on how you'd give back to your community enter our Giving Chain Contest for a chance to fund it up to $1,000!
April 11, 2016 by Rachel Barroso
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