UF aK-Defy the Odds

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The University of Florida Associate Chapter of alpha Kappa Delta Phi proudly presents…

AK-DEFY THE ODDS: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
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♡ CALENDAR OF EVENTS ♡

“Time to Talk: Asian American Health Disparities” Forum with Asian Kaleidoscope Month”
**AKM and aKDPhi has partnered with speakers involved in APIA and various entities on the UF campus that promote wellness (DRC, Gatorwell, etc.) to speak about the topics of breast cancer, mental health, and physical disabilities, and what it means to us as Asian Americans. To learn more, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/892949440741919/ **
Date: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Time: 7 PM; doors open 6:30 PM
Location: TBA

“(Say) Ta-Ta to Cancer” Extravaganza co-sponsored by the Inter-Residence Hall Association
**Join us for food, games, and fun as we kick off breast cancer awareness month with one of our biggest events! Enjoy popcorn, sno-cones, and cotton candy while we give away various prizes throughout the night. Enter to win 2 tickets to Aquatica, a Study Edge Gold membership, and gift cards to your favorite restaurants/shops!**
Date: Monday, October 12th, 2015
Time: 4 – 6 PM
Location: Reitz Breezeway

“A Pink Carpet Affair” Date Auction
**Do not miss out on an opportunity to win the perfect date at our annual date auction! Enjoy some free food and a night of watching some of your classmates display some of their awesome talent. Past participants have included members from various Asian American Student Union sub-organizations as well as the Multicultural Greek Council. Get ready to put your best offers forward for these talented individuals.**
Date: Monday, October 19th, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM; doors open @ 5 PM
Location: Wildflower Apartments Clubhouse

“Real Heroes Wear Pink: It’s Your Move” Charity Gala with Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc.
**Going on four years strong, we have had to privilege to co-sponsor a successful benefit to raise funds for breast cancer. Our guests have the opportunity to hear the stories of a breast cancer survivor and doctor while enjoying appetizers and beverages. Ask an aKDPhi or Gamma Eta sister for a ticket!**
Date: Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Time: 7 – 9 PM; doors open @ 6:30 PM
Location: Jolie
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♡ PHOTO CHALLENGE ♡

Taking physics, chemistry, or calculus and don’t have the money to spend on tutoring companies? Well enter UF aKDPhi’s photo challenge to win a free Study Edge Gold Membership for one month!

October 11-17:. #hope
**Be the light that leads us to the end of breast cancer for good. Use the hashtag “#hope” and show us how you light the way to the cure.**

October 18-24: #strong
**It takes compassion and strength to achieve greatness. Show us what you got! Hashtag your photos this week “#strong” and show us why you fight for the cure**

October 25-30 #support
**Together we can accomplish anything. Show us how you #support the fight to end breast cancer by posting a pic of you and your friends attending your favorite BCA event this month. Use the hashtag “#support.”**

Winner will be announced October 31st. You must have attended at least one of our events to qualify and you must use #ufakdphibca in addition to the theme of the week.
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♡ BCA TANKS ♡

Help us say “Ta-Ta” to breast cancer for ever and consider purchasing one of our navy BCA tanks. Each tank cost $15. Message us through facebook or email ufakdphi.service@gmail.com to place an order!
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♡ aKDPh’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Mission ♡
To raise funds on a national level to contribute to a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer
To dedicate at least one Service Event per chapter/colony to Breast Cancer Awareness in October
To develop a comprehensive page on our national website that provides links to breast cancer resources

In 1998, alpha Kappa Delta Phi launched its first-ever National Service project. Through our 22 chapter effort, we dedicated the year of 1998-99 to Breast Cancer Awareness by educating ourselves, our college campuses, and our communities. Through the efforts of our active sisters and alumnae, we have raised over $250,000 throughout the years for breast cancer research. In addition to raising funds, awareness is spread on all our campus communities through service projects, workshops, informational booths, or forums.

alpha Kappa Delta Phi is a proud exclusive partner of Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

AASU Scholarship Pageant

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Congratulations to our sister, #71 Kathleen “BALMshell” Contreras, for placing as the 2015 Ms. Asian American Student Union 1st Runner-Up and for also winning fan favorite! We are so proud of you. You are truly an embodiment of all our pillars. Nonetheless, congrats to all of the contestants at tonight’s pageant who serve as amazing leaders in our Asian-American community!

AASU Scholarship Pageant

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Congratulations to our very own president, Kathleen Contreras, on becoming an Asian Kaleidoscope Month Ms. AASU candidate! We are so proud of you and we wish you the best of luck! Be sure to come out to this year’s Mr. and Mrs. AASU Scholarship Pageant on Oct. 2nd and see each amazing candidate shine on stage.

Asian Kaleidoscope Month

 

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Incredible job to our sisters, Vivian, Van, and Kathy along with the rest of the 2015 AKM staff for putting on a successful Asian Kaleidoscope Month Opening Ceremony this evening! We are so excited to see what’s to come this month. We wish you all nothing but the best!

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And an amazing job to these three stunning sisters for showcasing their musical talents tonight at the AKM Opening Ceremony!
Be sure to watch their performance below if you missed it!

National Hazing Prevention Week

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Did you know, alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. here at the University of Florida has a 100% no-hazing policy?
Today, our sisters proudly announce the kickoff to National Hazing Prevention Week 2015. Our ultimate goal is to prevent hazing. With strong education efforts, diligent policy development and reinforcement, and comprehensive planning and ongoing community efforts, we believe that we can do just that.
Please join us and our sisters nationwide as we stand up and take the hazing prevention pledge. Together, we can help spread the awareness of anti-hazing and ultimately will put an end to it one day.
‪#‎NHPW2015‬ ‪#‎takethepledge‬ ‪#‎thesehandsdonthaze‬ ‪#‎jointhemovement‬ ‪#‎shareyourstory‬
http://hazingprevention.org/home/getinvolved/hazing-prevention-pledge-form/