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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Celebrates St. Jude Partnership

any ways we are seeking to inspire members and our constituents to increase our contributions to the betterment of mankind."

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has supported the efforts of St Jude for years and today's announcement acknowledges the relationship in perpetuity and that Kappa Alpha Psi is true to its commitments, especially for our children. As a result of the fraternity's overall efforts, in 2010 the lobby in the Translational Trials Unit wing of the hospital will be dedicated in its honor

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is an international organization founded on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana on January 5, 1911. Since its inception, it has trained over 125,000 men, particularly undergraduates, for leadership roles in their communities and the attainment of a high degree of excellence in their academic pursuits. The International Headquarters is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fact Sheet:

State of Children's Health in the United States

More than ever before America's Children need an advocate for their health. The following is a brief synopsis on the state of children's health in the United States.

-- Cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease in children.

-- Asthma has more than doubled since 1980 affecting 1 in 4 and is the

leading chronic disease among American children.

-- Leukemia and brain cancer have increased 23 percent and 28 percent

respectively since the 1970's.

-- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in

150 in less than 20 years, making ASD the fastest growing

developmental disorder.

-- 4.4 Million children have ADHD, with 2.5 million receiving prescribed

medications for the disorder.

-- 1 in 6 children has a developmental and/or behavioral disorder (ADD,

speech and learning delay).

SOURCE Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
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