Service and Philanthropy
avon breast cancer crusade
alpha Kappa Delta Phi is a proud exclusive partner of Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade raises funds and awareness for breast cancer research and to advance access to care, with a focus on the medically undeserved. From its launch in 1992, Avon's Global Breast Cancer Crusade has expanded to more than 55 countries and by the end of 2009 had raised and awarded more than $640 million. Grants are made in five areas: breast cancer education and awareness, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services and scientific research. The largest source of funds for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade is the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
In 1998, alpha Kappa Delta Phi launched its first-ever National Service project. Through our 22 chapter effort, we dedicated the year of 1998-99 to Breast Cancer Awareness by educating ourselves, our college campuses, and our communities. Through the efforts of our active sisters and alumnae, we have raised over $250,000 throughout the years for breast cancer research. In addition to raising funds, awareness is spread on all our campus communities through service projects, workshops, informational booths, or forums.
relay for life
Every year, we participate in Relay For Life at the Florida State University campus. Relay For Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk, where teams of people camp out around a track with members of each team taking turns walking around the track. There are food, games and activities that provide entertainment and build camaraderie.
Relay For Life began in May 1985 when Dr Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington. He raised $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation's biggest health concern -- cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.
Each year in the Fall, the Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (ACT) holds an event for the Asian community to raise Asian Awareness in the Tallahasse community. Each association performs cultural dances, and sell cultural foods in the parks in Downtown Tallahassee.
The Asian American Student Union of the Florida State University takes a big role in helping setting up the various booths and being the MC of the event. FSU alpha Kappa Delta Phi is an affiliate of AASU and assists with the early setup and late take-down when the fair is concluded.
Some of our sisters are active in many AASU affiliate organizations, such as the Japanese Student Association and the Vietnamese Student Association, and participate in the performances.