Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The American Cancer Society is pleased to partner with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to encourage more people to stay well and get well, to help find cures, and to fight back against cancer. Together, we can have a greater impact in our community and this exciting four-year initiative will help leverage our mutual commitment to saving lives and reducing health disparities among Americans. Please watch this special welcome message from American Cancer Society CEO, Dr. John Seffrin.
To help support the collaboration, this web page will help build a strong foundation for our partnership by providing:
- A brochure on the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Networksm (ACS CAN), and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. partnership
- Links to resources and tools to help you stay well and fight back against cancer
- Information on how to contact your local American Cancer Society staff partner
- Suggestions for joint engagement activities
- Printable resources to help you take the message out to the community
What You Can Do to Help
Thanks in part to the American Cancer Society and the progress that we’ve made together, we’re celebrating 350 more birthdays in the United States every day that would have otherwise been lost to cancer. But we can’t stop there. We know more about how to fight cancer than any other point in history. And by turning what we know about cancer into what you can do, we can make a world with more birthdays a reality. With that in mind, we are relentlessly pursuing a world where we are celebrating thousands more birthdays every day worldwide.
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American Cancer Society materials that can be printed for use in your community events.