Guest Post – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. memberPosted by Volunteers
The March of Dimes and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. have been partners for more than twenty years. They were honored at the 2013 Volunteer Leadership Conference in Washington, DC (pictured above). In the last 5 years, along, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers have raised over $1 million to support the March of Dimes. In addition, several members serve as local Chapter Ambassador Dads and in 2011, we were honored to name Alpha Phi Alpha Brother, Densel Fleming as our 2011 National Ambassador Dad.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develop leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for their communities. Members across the country participate in March for Babies for a variety of reasons. Todd Hamilton, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, shared his reasons with us.
Why I walk- I walk because my girlfriend was born premature. Before getting to know my girlfriend, I really did not know anyone else personally that was born premature. My girlfriend was born on December the 22nd, but her due date was supposed to be around mid-February. Because of this she had to be tenderly cared for and watched over in the hospital for about 8 months, then after that she was able to be bottle fed. What I have learned from my girlfriend is that as a premature baby they need care right away to make sure they are stable and able to live well out of the hospital setting. I do not know how my life would be if I did not meet my girlfriend, but I do know that without her my life would not be as bright as it is today, and that is why I, as a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. support March of Dimes.
- Submitted by, Todd Hamilton, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Thank you Todd Hamilton for sharing your reason for walking. And special thanks to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for your incredible dedication and support of our mission.