March of Dimes

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation began working collaboratively in 1980. The annual fundraising campaign that the Gamma Lambda Chapter supports is the March of Dimes March for Babies. More than just a walk, the March for Babies helps lift up communities for health equity and opens the door for all moms to have access to care and protect the health of families through advocacy. The chapter sets a goal each year to raise $10,000 for the March of Dimes.

Partnership Details

The March of Dimes and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. began collaboratively implementing Project Alpha in 1980. Project Alpha week is the first week of November. This program reaches more than 25,000 young men every year.

In addition to Project Alpha, March for Babies® serves as an example of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – March of Dimes partnership. This year, the chapter has raised $12,515 for March of Dimes. In 2020, the Detroit Alphas raised $11,160.97, and in 2019, the chapter raised $13,643. Since 2013, the chapter has raised ovre $90,000 dollars. In the last 5 years, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers nationally have raised over $1 million for the March of Dimes.

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