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Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising
September 30 - October 31
“There has been a 30% decrease in breast cancer mortality in the US from 1989- 2015”
– Susan G. Komen Website
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, accounting for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in women. The death rate for African-American women is 42% higher than white women. Significantly, African-American women are nearly twice as likely as white women to be diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer which is more aggressive, spreads to other parts of the body faster and is harder to treat than other forms of breast cancer.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recognizes that early detection is a critical first step in fighting this dreadful disease. We have committed to make an impact by combating the devastating effects breast cancer has on our members, loved ones and families through education and mammogram screenings.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is committed to finding solutions to issues concerning young girls and women. In an effort to accomplish this objective, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is partnering with the Susan G. Komen in their fight to end breast cancer.
The Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. in partnership with the Pasadena/Altadena Ivy Foundation is doing our part to impact this disease and support Susan G. Komen by raising funds throughout the month of October to support finding a cure for Breast Cancer.
Whether you are a survivor, family member, friend, or supporter we ask that you to make a small donation to contribute towards making a large impact.