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4 May

Why We March & Fundraising Tips, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Guest Post

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Tre when he was born

Today’s guest post comes to us from Thomas Tatum, March for Babies Midwestern Regional Coordinator for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and more importantly – dad.

Born 5 years ago at 5:14 p.m. at Akron General: my son Tre Tatum. Prior to his birth, he and his mom, my wife Milistine, were spending nearly six weeks of quality time on mandatory bed rest. His Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority aunties from the Zeta Theta Omega chapter based in Akron dropped off covered dishes because they did not think Lauren’s diet, his big sister, of fast food would last. His Alpha Uncles both near and far were on constant watch to make sure his father was “Keeping His Head About Him…”

Tre’ spent about 82 days at Akron Children’s Hospital; you learn there must be trust in the professionals dedicated to seeing your son or daughter has the care they need. You develop a bond with the staff. This journey has taught us true and honest friendship enhances your quality of life.

And now, tips from Thomas – check out his own fundraising page here - to help with your March for Babies fundraising:

1. Tell why you support the March for Babies!

2. Contact everyone you do business with including your organizations and places of worship.

3. Simply put..ASK!… as it is a definite NO if you don’t.

What are your top fundraising tips this May as you get in all your final donations for March for Babies?


And look at Tre today!


Why We March & Fundraising Tips, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Guest Post

Comment by Henry O. Tsetengo — May 13, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

Thanks for the tips…Godpeed to your family and Hooooraaay for Tre’!!!!!!


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