For Immediate Release
January 31, 2024
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Eric Christopher Webb, DDiv., CPLC
Director of Communications/Editor of The Sphinx, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

(BPRW) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Supports Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation in Celebration of Black History Month

(Black PR Wire) BALTIMORE, MD– As part of the Black History Month celebration, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is supporting the Black tech-based cancer charity, Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation, with a special Social Media Takeover and launch on World Cancer Day, Sunday, Feb. 4, 10 AM EST, featuring Ora Lee Smith founder Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green live on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn @apa1906network and @OraLeeOrg.

“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is committed to supporting the efforts of the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation,” said General President Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III. “Everyone has a loved one, or knows someone, fighting this disease. We strongly believe that the Foundation’s research offers a promising opportunity to revolutionize the way cancer is treated, save lives, and improve the health outcomes for millions of cancer patients worldwide.”

Currently, despite the best approaches, 9 million cancer-related deaths occur yearly.

The Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is on a mission to change the way cancer is treated and reduce cancer-patient suffering by providing a treatment that is accessible, affordable, and effective.

Dr. Green developed a new, revolutionary treatment using Laser-Activated Nano-Therapy (LANT) technology – specifically designed to destroy cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. LANT is designed as a multi-cancer platform therapy and has implications for a variety of solid tumor types, including breast, prostate, colorectal, and brain cancers.

The Fraternity has committed to raising funds towards the $10 million needed to begin human clinical trials with the LANT cancer treatment. The launch also hopes to raise awareness and garner support for the Beyond Hope Day of Giving on Sunday, Feb.  25 at OraLee.Org/Alphas/.

“I am grateful that the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and leadership have joined our efforts to eradicate cancer,” said Dr. Green. “This partnership is a testament to their unwavering commitment to providing service and advocacy for our communities – where our cancer treatment is most needed.”

For more information, to donate now, or become a monthly donor, visit OraLee.Org/Alphas/ and follow us on social media @OraLeeOrg, and @DrHadiyahGreen.


About Alpha Phi Alpha

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.  The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, Andrew Young, Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Visit us at and follow us on all platforms @apa1906network.

Source: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.