The American Cancer Society was chosen as the official philanthropy of Kappa Delta Chi because we believe that cancer awareness, early detection and cancer research are extremely important health issues in our communities. Our support and monetary donations are placed in minority and Latino outreach efforts for the support of the Latino population needs.
Comprehensive cancer information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the American Cancer Society at 1.800.ACS.2345 or visit them at www.cancer.org
There are many ways in which Kappa Delta Chi supports ACS. Most recently a program called “Penguins for Prevention” was established in order to provide cancer awareness in our local communities. Chapters set up booths in the community in order to educate people on the importance of early detection and prevention. This event occurs in April during Minority Cancer Awareness Week.
Many collegiate and alumnae chapters volunteer regularly with their local American Cancer Society. Many chapters donate time in participating in Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event—because cancer never sleeps. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length. The ACS Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated.