BALTIMORE, MD – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the world’s oldest intercollegiate Fraternity founded by African American men, along with ESPN and the V Foundation begins its “Give and Go To Fight Cancer” campaign on the Fraternity’s Dec. 4th Founders’ Day, and encourages the public to GIVE by making a donation to cancer research and reminds them to GO schedule a cancer screening. The campaign ends on Jan. 4, 2022, the anniversary of the passing of beloved ESPN sportscaster and Alpha Brother Stuart Scott.
The partnership and campaign, in it’s a second year, is part of a continued effort to drive cancer awareness within communities of color and to raise funds for the Stuart Scott Cancer Research Fund. The V Foundation and ESPN established the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund in memory of Brother Stuart Scott after he passed away in 2015. Prior to his death, he was a champion for cancer research and was especially driven to improve outcomes for African Americans and other minorities disproportionately affected by the disease.
Last year’s campaign raised more than $41,000, with this year’s goal is set at $100,000.
The “Give and Go to Fight Cancer” campaign encourages donations of $19.06, to highlight the 1906 establishment of Alpha Phi Alpha. Additionally, a special Alpha Phi Alpha branded t-shirt is available to commemorate this partnership, with $25 of every shirt sale benefiting the Stuart Scott Fund, which also supports minority scientists and research dedicated to cancer disparities experienced by minority populations.
To donate, please visit: v.org/aphia
“In keeping with our efforts to support Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and health disparities within the African American Community, funds raised will go towards supporting research projects and emerging minority scientists conducting significant cancer research at HBCUs.”
On Dec. 7th, the Fraternity, will also be participating in a “Day of Caring,” a 24-hour fundraising challenge that aims to rally Brothers and chapters around supporting the Stuart Scott Cancer Memorial Fund.