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TARGET II - Women's Healthcare and Wellness

Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting African-American women.  The primary focuses will be: breast cancer awareness and prevention, heart health, nutrition and wellness, and care for the caregivers.

Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention will focus specifically on early detection through mammograms to improve the survival rate of women diagnosed with breast cancer.  Alpha Kappa Alpha will own a digital AKA Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Unit that will travel to various locations and provide mammogram screening.  Chapters will partner with local clinics, rural health centers, and hospitals to emphasize the need for African-American women to receive regular mammograms.  

Heart Health remains a focus as the sorority enhances its commitment to healthy hearts through fitness activities and walking.  Chapters will be encouraged to form walking clubs and to invite the community to join the walking initiatives.

Nutrition and Wellness will emphasize healthy lifestyles including prenatal, childhood, adult, and senior nutrition programs.  The focus will be on structured nutrition initiatives, and chapters will partner with local nutritionists and dieticians to design healthy eating plans and safe diets for longer, healthier living.

Care for the Caregivers places emphasis on taking care of those who take care of others.  Chapters will emphasize the need for caregivers to practice preventive healthcare as well as self-care behavior to eliminate the vulnerabilities and risks associated with the stress of caregiving.


Our Past Work

                 African American Health Program Community Day

Event Date: April 27, 2019

Event Location: Silver Spring, MD 

                  Breast Cancer Awareness Information Provided                      for Members at Chapter Meeting

Event Date: October 14, 2018

Event Location: Germantown, MD 

Walking With The Supreme

African American Health Program Freedom CelebrationWalk

Event Date: June 9, 2018

Event Location: Woodlawn Manor Park  - Sandy Spring, MD 

Community Impact - Pink Goes Red for Heart Health 

Event Date: February 2, 2018

Event Location: Activity Center at Bohrer Park  - Gaithersburg, MD 

Plum Gar Goes Pink

Event Date: October 28, 2017

Event Location: Plum Gar Community Center - Germantown, MD 

Relay for Life of Olney, MD 

Although our chapter did not have a booth this year, we were still warriors for the cause! Thank you for helping us raise funds 

for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life. We exceeded our monetary goal of $1,300.


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