Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Month

Pictured l-r is Gamma Rho Omega Chapter members Phillis Varnado, Willetta R. Richie, Toni Richardson and the American Heart Association representative Frances Lynch .

On Friday, February 5th over 250 people attended an evening of awareness and fun activities when Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated’s Gamma Rho Omega Chapter partnered with The Bethel Church’s Healthy Bethel Ministry in celebration of National Go Red for Women Day. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason.

The event was held in The Bethel Church and provided participants an opportunity to gain knowledge on heart disease from Cardiologist, Dr. Holly Hancock and participate in AKAcize and other healthy activities. This Community Impact Day is a component of the sorority’s International Program – Launching New Dimensions of Service. The event was led by the chapter’s Health Promotions Committee with Rose Jefferson, Danette McQueen and Lequista Smith serving as the event Team Leaders. Dr. Phillis Varnado is the Health Promotions committee chairman and Willetta R. Richie is the chapter’s president.

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