Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

ST. PETERSBURG — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will increase awareness worldwide during its observation day events held Oct. 4. Please join the ladies of the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter in St. Petersburg in partnership with Advent Health as they offer convenient mammograms through the Advent Health Mobile Mammography Bus from 8-1 p.m. at the Enoch Davis Center.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States.  However, early detection through mammogram screenings improves the survival rate of diagnosed women.  Under the international program theme entitled Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service, the Women’s Healthcare and Wellness committees focus on breast cancer awareness and prevention in African-American women by encouraging regular mammograms.

Take advantage of this convenient way and location to get your annual mammogram. Please schedule today at or 813-601-1925.  Walk-ins are welcomed, but advance registration is preferred.  Proof of insurance is required.

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is an international service organization comprised of more than 283,000 members in 988 graduate and undergraduate chapters abroad.

The local chapter, Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, founded in December 1955, established the Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County Inc., a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization.  The foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for targeted youth and families in Pinellas County through programs and services.

For more information on the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit For additional information on the Breast Cancer Awareness Month event, please contact Faya Forde at or Lynette Buchanan at

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