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April 06, 2013

Ice Cold Brothers, Bowl for Babies

On Thursday March 14th 2013, the Infamous Eta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted their 6th annual “Bowling for Babies Tournament”. This tournament began in 2007 as an innovative way to raise monetary funds for the March of Dimes Foundation. The March of Dimes Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to prevent infant mortality and Polio along with improving the health of babies as well as mothers. The March of Dimes Foundation is a national initiative of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and has been a major philanthropic project in which the fraternity has been engaged in for years. The turnout of the event was awesome and it continues to be a success every year. 

As the President of the Eta Omicron Chapter at North Carolina State University, we really take this event seriously and we are striving to have a greater impact in educating the student body on infant birth defects. Check out Professor Gore’s article entitled, “So what’s the real deal here?” This article discusses the survival of a baby born to a mother who was HIV positive. The significance of this baby is that it was not born with the virus. Besides it being a miracle, the credit for the baby’s survival can be accredited to early detection. By being properly educated and understanding the resource.

In the future, we plan to use different method’s to increase the awareness of infant mortality, birth defects, and even the latest news of the baby being cured from HIV. The event provides the student body with information that can improve or save a life. We look forward to continuing the legacy of “Bowling for Babies” for decades to come. All proceeds made from this event are donated directly to the March of Dimes Foundation. By bowling a ball, it can save a life!



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