Breast Cancer Awareness
Since 1998, alpha Kappa Delta Phi has dedicated each year to supporting breast cancer research, prevention, and treatment. On a national level, we have raised over $1M for organizations including Avon Foundation for Women, Susan G. Komen, Making Strides, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Young Survival Coalition, The Breasties, brightPink, and 5 Under 50.
October 25th is National Breast Cancer Awareness Day, so our chapter hosts at least one major service event to spread awareness, raise donations, and educate our community about breast cancer. Each year, we raise thousands of dollars through fundraising, and even improved by 167% in donations in 2019!
Why We Fight
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, but there are many misconceptions and lack of awareness surrounding this disease.
Specifically with Asian women, they face unique cultural, psychological, and language issues when dealing with breast cancer, and are less likely to be screened for detection. Since breast cancer usually has a high survival rate when caught early, it is incredibly important that we spread awareness about early detection methods and support networks.
Annual BCA Charity Event
For the past decade, our chapter has held a BCA performance showcase. Not only do we include guest speakers and mini activities, but our audience also gets to enjoy an incredible dance competition!
Step With aKDPhi
October 25, 2020
Our annual BCA charity event went virtual in 2020, including a breast cancer survivor speaker, Q&A Panel, organizations' performances, and a raffle fundraiser.
Our sisters were dedicated to raising proceeds and opening meaningful discussions on how our community can continue to show support.
A special thank you to our sponsors: MKC Threads, Sleek Attire, and UniGreeks for generously going above and beyond in showing support by donating to our BCA Raffle! And thank you to our amazing cosponsors for their incredible performances and Q&A questions, we couldn't have done it without you!
Besides our main philanthropic event, we've hosted bake sales, restaurant fundraisers, social media punchcards, and more to raise additional proceeds for BCA. We also have educational trivia and photobooths!
In the past, we've also worked with other organizations to make these events possible! In 2018, we had our 3rd BCA Brunch with UMCP NAACP and UMD NPHC.
Read about the recent progress made in breast cancer research and programming.
Familiarize yourself with the proper ways to check for lumps and changes in your breasts.
Learn about the reasons behind the rapid increase in breast cancer rates among Asian-Americans.
Educate yourself with additional readings from trusted sources.