Fourth Annual Strike for a Cure – Zeta Rho Omega Chapter’s bowling tournament
PanHellenic teams and other participants.
Submitted by Dr. D.S. Wilson, Zeta Rho Omega Reporter
The ladies of Zeta Rho Omega Chapter continue to make a difference by supporting an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated health committee’s initiative to combat kidney disease with a bowling tournament with proceeds benefiting The American Kidney Fund. The American Kidney Fund is proud to be a health charity organization of choice in a four-year partnership with the sorority, under the leadership of the President JoeAnn Fletcher, First Vice President in charge of Programs, Afrah Hamin, Second Vice President in charge of Fundraising, Annette Johnson Hurry, the Health Committee Co-Chairmen Keisha Harden, Dr. Lynette Johnson, Dr. Margaretta Kearson, Rachel Noel, and Dr. Sylvia Sloan-Jones, health committee members, and full support from the chapter members.
The bowling tournament was held at Strikers Family Sports Center, with the event open to the public. Individual entry fees for both adults and children, the tournament fees included two hours of bowling, bowling shoes, food, soft drinks, charitable contribution to benefit kidney disease, and souvenir T-shirt. All participants were eligible for various prizes.
The Fourth Annual Strike for A Cure was a huge success! Nearly one out of every three people with kidney failure is African American. All proceeds benefitted the American Kidney Fund. As the nation’s No. 1 source of treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients; in 2013 the American Kidney Fund provided direct assistance to more than 87,000 dialysis patients in all 50 states and every US territory.
We are very happy to announce that The Fourth Annual Strike for a Cure Against Kidney Disease was a sold out event. Members of E-merging Young Leaders attended the tournament and also raised funds for the cause, as well. In addition, members of PanHellenic teams included the following: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. The Zeta Rho Omega Chapter health committee’s co-chairmen along with its committee members also plan a series of informational healthy lifestyle programs. For further information, please contact www.zetarhoomega.org.