Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Omicron Nu Omega (ONO) Chapter, is pleased to continue our annual tradition, which we began about 19 years ago, to support the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (CRCFL). We hope you will join our team to help us exceed our fundraising goal of $1,908.00 to celebrate the founding year for our sorority. This year, Team Alpha Kappa Alpha 1908 is pleased to walk, run, and raise funds in loving honor of Alisa Phillips, the daughter of our Golden Star and Life Member, Marchel Phillips, who has served 56 years in our Sorority and 27 years in Omicron Nu Omega Chapter. You may read Alisa’s inspiring story below.
"Thank you, CRC and Omicron Nu Omega Chapter, for honoring me and walking with me during this journey. I would be remiss not to share my brief story of how my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ delivered me from breast cancer in 2020 during this very uncertain pandemic time. To God be the glory!
I received a cancer diagnosis in October 2020 in the middle of this pandemic. BUT God! He had His hand on me through every step of the way. I felt His hand during every test, surgery and radiation. One day before, yet another test, I was pacing in my room, and all of a sudden, I started stomping! My family asked, ‘What’s going on?’ I said’ ‘I’m stomping on the devil!’ BUT God! I was able to have a successful treatment, and now, I can keep supporting other women who are going through similar situations.
I am a testimony of God’s grace toward me and can say that early detection, action and monitoring do save lives. Get your screenings, ladies. I know it didn’t have to end up this way, so I’m truly grateful and blessed! I rejoice every day. I had so many angels around me and countless prayer warriors near and far during that time. It was a powerful experience to receive so much care and love. Therefore, if you are going through illness or anything else, I leave you with this scripture that you can use during your prayer time with God. I left it all at his feet and He cared about me. He will do the same for you. Amen.”
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you. (NIV)