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Alpha Kappa Alpha Awards $10,000 to Hero Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident

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A young Chicago man was honored by a prominent black sorority after saving his relatives in a tragic hit-and-run accident.

Matthew Brown rescued his relatives after seeing a car speeding down a Chicago street. Brown pushed his family out of the way, but was struck by the vehicle.

The injuries Brown sustained caused his right leg to be amputated. The driver involved in the accident fled the scene.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. honored Franklin by donating $10,000 toward his college education. The contribution was made possible by the sorority’s Educational Advancement Foundation.

Brown was honored during Alpha Kappa Alpha’s EAF luncheon held in San Francisco.

Brown plans to attend Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Ill and major in criminal justice. The funds will go towards his college expenses.

Brown has already undergone several operations and will continue to endure months of rehabilitation

Founded in 1980, by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. It was created to fill a void in education funding and is the method by which Alpha Kappa Alpha ensures that there will always be support for education, its oldest program of service.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the oldest and most renowned Greek-Lettered sorority for black women. Founded at Howard University on January 15, 1908, the sorority has been at the forefront equal rights for women of color.

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