Fought Like a Girl and Won breast cancer awareness event

Breast Cancer Champions recognized for their respective strength and breast cancer survivorship

ST. PETERSBURG –The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month Monday, Oct. 1 with the community event “Fought Like a Girl and Won,” which is a part of the Women’s Healthcare and Wellness component of the international platform for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Ten Breast Cancer Champions within the Pinellas County community who represent breast cancer survivorship were celebrated. A supportive audience representing members of the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter and the community convened at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center to honor Joyce Bell, Ella Coffee, Sonia Cotton, Franchion Dials, Shonda Evers, Deborah Henry, Sallie Johnson, Jacqueline Lawrence, Thelma McCloud and Londa Thomas.

The 10 women represent triumph over their respective breast cancer battle and survivorship. Additionally, the Fought Like a Girl and Won forum served to provide breast cancer facts along with heightened awareness for early detection via routine mammograms and self-examination.

Fought Like a Girl and Won was held in partnership with the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center and the Pinellas County Department of Health.

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by black women and was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University. Led by International President Dr. Glenda Glover the organization connects thousands of college-trained women who give of themselves to support community service projects and scholarship programs.

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