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Tau Lambda Lambda holds Perseverance 5K

 | Published on 9/26/2015
On Saturday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m., the men of the Tau Lambda Lambda chapter of Omega 

Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, held its first Perseverance 5K walk/run at Indian Head Trail in White 

Plains, MD.

70 participants including men, women, and children came out to support as well as to spread the 

word about prostate cancer awareness.  Each September, the eyes of the nation turn to focus on 

prostate cancer during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer) and has affected over 

2 million men in the US.  Prostate cancer mainly affects men over the age of 50 and the risk for 

development increases with age. The average age for men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is 

between 70 and 74 years. If you are under 50, then your risk of getting prostate cancer is very 

low. Younger men can be affected, but this is rare. With proper diagnoses, it can often be treated 


Bro. Michael Jackson, a member of Tau Lambda Lambda and prostate cancer survivor, spoke at 

the race about his personal battle with the disease.  

The race was held under the umbrella of one of the Fraternity’s mandated programs, the Health 

Initiative, by which chapters facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that promote good 

health practices. 

Health committee chairman Akida Jordan stated “ This even was a great opportunity for the Tau 

Lambda Lambda Chapter to provide a great event for the community.  This event served as an 

opportunity to both spread the message of the importance of staying active as well as health 

awareness in our community.  Overall, we were very excited and pleased with the outcome and 


For more information on Tau Lambda Lambda’s health initiative and other social action 

programs, please visit