Observance of AKA International “Pink Goes Red” Community Impact Day
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Rho Omega Chapter and the Health Promotions Committee, doing a healthy activity, Hip Hop Zumba.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Rho Omega Chapter and the Health Promotions Committee in partnership with L.O.S. Fitness, recently participated in the “Pink Goes Red Day” in observance of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International Community Impact Day and Heart Health Month.
February was tagged as Heart Health Month by the international program, so the Health Promotions committee coordinated a phenomenally healthy heart activity, Hip Hop Zumba. The purpose of the activity was twofold: How to maintain a healthy heart rate and ways to prevent heart disease.
The event was held on Feb. 3, 2017 at the New River Civic Center, there were a record number of 82 participants in attendance at the New River Civic Center with 100% membership participation from each of the sorority’s five international targets: Educational Enrichment, Health Promotions, Family Strengthening, Economic Ownership and Global Impact. Members of each target not only took part in Hip Hop Zumba, but contributed significantly in the following ways: High school members of the signature program ASCEND served as hostesses for the event; Health Promotions members provided healthy snacks and tips on healthy living to the participants; members of the Family Strengthening target distributed gorgeous red face towels complemented with a bar of soap; Environmental Ownership members provided environmental cups/napkins in addition to removal of trash from the facility; and the Global Impact target gave beautifully decorated water bottles to the hard working attendees.
Many community participants and chapter members expressed how excited they were to be so positively affected by the various activities and services provided during this Community Impact Day! President, Jeannie B. Floyd and First Vice President, Tracy Lockhart-Talley agreed that while being of service to all mankind, the goal to educate and make a positive impact in the area of a healthy heart and healthy living was certainly achieved.