AKA Sorority goes red

Published 4:59 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Kappa Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated recently participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Wear Red Day to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women.

The sorority partnered with the Dillwyn Correctional Center staff to promote this lifesaving event. The sorority has been a longtime partner with AHA with its “Pink Goes Red for Heart Day.” The participants engaged in a healthy workshop which included blood pressure screening, healthy heart walk and prizes.

The $100 donation collected will help the AHA raise $2 million that will go directly toward research, education and public awareness efforts to combat heart disease in women.

Also, members of the local AKA chapter and the Lambda Delta Chapter (Longwood University) and their guests attended the Pink Zumba event which was held at Prince Edward County Elementary School. Over 30 people attended this event where 45 canned goods were collected, healthy snacks and literature were distributed and blood pressure checks were administered. The canned goods and the donation of $59 were given to FACES in Farmville. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is a community service organization whose motto is “Service to all Mankind.”