Philanthropy is the promotion of the welfare of others. Philanthropic efforts often involve fundraising and donating money to a good cause. The Founders of Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. chose cancer awareness as the sorority's national philanthropy. The Founders realized almost all of them had been affected by cancer in one way or another. This reiterated to the Founders that cancer is a disease that does not discriminate. They believed it was important to advocate and raise awareness to all manifestations of cancer. Our sorority has supported various cancer-related organizations since we were founded. Our sisters constantly engage in philanthropic work in service of all whom are affected by cancer.
C.A.R.E. Week stands for Cancer Awareness- a Real Effort! This is our national philanthropy week that is typically held in April for national cancer awareness month. Our sisters nationwide plan C.A.R.E. Week at their respective schools. Events for C.A.R.E Week have included everything from bake sales to pie-a-sister and our annual Mr. C.A.R.E. Pageant! Our sisters also hold a candle vigil in memory of those who have lost their lives to cancer. All the money raised during C.A.R.E Week is donated to a non-profit organization of our choice!
We chose Bringing Hope Home as our C.A.R.E. Week Charity of 2016 and again in 2019! We are now excited to announce a national partnership with this wonderful organization! Bringing Hope Home recognizes how the fight against cancer affects all aspects of a person's life and their family life too. The organization aims to bring "unexpected amazingness" to families with cancer.
Previous C.A.R.E. Week Donations
Pink Door is an organization that provides financial support to women with cancer. This support allows cancer patients and survivors pursue dreams such as going back to school or demands such as daily expenses for living!
My Hope Chest is an organization that raises money for breast reconstruction surgery after a masectomy (breast removal due to cancer) for women who do not have insurance that will cover this cost!
Bringing Hope Home is an organization that brings unexpected amazingness to families with cancer. They help pay household bills and other expenses for these courageous families who fight cancer with their loved one!
Bite Me Cancer is an organization that focuses on supporting teenagers in their battle against cancer. The organization has support programs for teens and is dedicated to raising money for cancer research as well!