Breast Cancer

Miles for Moffitt honors historic sorority raising awareness [Video]

“One of the main reasons why we are involved is because…the rate of survival with Black women is very low…” Elaine Bryant said.

TAMPA, Fla. — Amanda Robinson Mitchell knows the true definition of a sister.

“Once I was diagnosed, my village surrounded me,” she said. “I discovered my lump through self-exam…it was gut-wrenching.”

But for every step of her journey, her sorority sisters were there.

“You need someone, and Alpha Kappa Alpha has provided us with those sisters,” Elaine Bryant, president of the Gamma Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Tampa, said. “Once we find out or determine that something is going on, somebody is usually right there.”

Established in 1908 at Howard University as the first sorority for Black women, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. started at a time when other sororities excluded them because of their race. The founders incorporated the organization so it …

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