Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated recently hosted its annual health fair at the Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs with more than 275 families and community participants in attendance; the second largest in the chapter’s history based on registration sign-in. Participants received health information, participated in demonstrations, raffles and giveaways.
Community participating partners included Broward Health-Coral Springs, Florida Department of Health in Broward, Juice Plus, NAMI, One blood, Holy Cross Hospital Community Outreach Health Services, Care Resource, Florida Senior Medicare Patrol, Friends/Family Spinal Care, Pansy’s Garden of Eden, Care Plus Health Plans, Broward County Health Department, Memorial Regional Hospital, FREEBIE, Kale Her Way, Broward Health- “Man Van” ( pre-accepted patients for mammograms on sliding scale), Walmart Sam’s Club, Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. and Black Girls Run.
Walgreens Pharmacy provided free bags for every participant. Free blood pressure and glucose screenings were provided by Light of the World Clinic of Nova Southeastern University.
Chick-Fil-A, a sponsor, provided a healthy lunch for every participant that included a chicken sandwich or a small box of mini-chicken nuggets, chips, with assorted bottle juices.
The chapter showcased the sorority’s international programs. Target I ASCEND: signature program for Grades nine through 12 disseminated breast cancer bags filled with goodies compliments of Susan G. Komen, Target III: Family Strengthening provided bags of healthy snacks with National Preparedness and domestic violence flyers, Target IV: Environmental Ownership provided bags with a Family-Focused Go-Green Flyer and sanitizing items. The Connection Committee conducted voter registration.
Completed surveys revealed a well- attended and successful event.
Chapter members in attendance included Venetta “Vee” McCullough, President; Lisa M. Smith, Chairman; Christina McNair, Co-chairman; Juline Blanfort, Ernestine H. Bobb, Lisa Brown, Ann (Lee) Burnett, Nicole Burrell, Miriam Cato, Sherri Cooper, Alana DaSent, Yulanda Smith-Ellis, Tahnese Flournoy, Revertha Grace, Michelle Green, Ashley Greene, Krista Howard, Candace Kennedy-Wardlaw, Catrice LeeBrown, Joel D. McCray, Trivel Cooper McKire, Carla Navarro, Josetta Patterson, Veronica E. Phillips, Barbara J. Thomas, Joyce W. Toran, Dione Trawick and Luwando Wright-Hines. Visiting AKA members were Antoinette J. Pauline, Karen Belle-Pierre and Karen Ray.