alpha Kappa Delta Phi strongly believes in the importance of philanthropy. Our goal is to make a difference, however big or small, to as many people as possible. The main philanthropic focus for aKDPhi nationally is the fight against breast cancer; we have worked hard to raise awareness against this disease that affects 1/8 women in the U.S. through our participation in Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) events in the city of Chicago, hosting a variety of campus awarness events during the BCA month of October, and fundraising for our national partner, AVON Foundation for Women, throughout the year. This year, our chapter raised a total of $5627.92, averaging out to $468.99 per active, the highest out of all 48 aKDPhi chapters.
In the past, we have participated in the Avon Walk and the 10K Chicago Race for the Cure. We also host an annual Breast Cancer Information Session with speakers from the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and breast cancer survivors.
We are equally dedicated to serving the Hyde Park and South Side Chicago community; we partner with other organizations to help them with their specific causes. We make perennial trips to Bryn Mawr Community Church volunteer in their soup kitchen and food pantry. We have also previously joined CASA in helping both adults and children who are victims of domestic violence. Finally, we independently host canned food and clothing drives on campus throughout the year. Philanthropy is an important pillar of our sorority, and we continue to strive to set a positive example in our university and community.