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Sorority Goes Pink in Support of National Breast Cancer Awareness

Sigma Theta Omega and Rho Omicron Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., St. Thomas-St. John, have announced that the sorority has joined forces nationally with the American Cancer Society (ACS), which is a board sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization. ACS is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The NBCAM organization is a partnership of national public service organizations such as the ACS, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Sorority Inc.’s official colors are salmon pink and apple green; however, on Friday, Oct. 7, members locally will go totally pink(wear pink) for the day in observation of the month. Breast cancer awareness educates women about the importance of early detection. More and more women are getting mammograms to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. As a result, breast cancer deaths are on the decline. While October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone is encouraged to visit the www.NBCAM.org Web site, which is a year-round resource for breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and the general public.
Members of the sorority will distribute informational brochures about breast cancer at their work places, to family and friends, and will gather from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at Yacht Haven Grand. “We want to help educate the community on the importance of early detection and encourage women to have mammograms. In fact, Oct. 21 has been designated National Mammogram Day.” stated Elisa Hodge, president of Sigma Theta Omega Chapter.
For more information, contact Elisa G. Hodge at eghodge@yahoo.com, or by telephone at 774-8675 or 771-5332 or Annette Henderson at 998-3530.

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Sigma Theta Omega and Rho Omicron Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., St. Thomas-St. John, have announced that the sorority has joined forces nationally with the American Cancer Society (ACS), which is a board sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization. ACS is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The NBCAM organization is a partnership of national public service organizations such as the ACS, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Sorority Inc.’s official colors are salmon pink and apple green; however, on Friday, Oct. 7, members locally will go totally pink(wear pink) for the day in observation of the month. Breast cancer awareness educates women about the importance of early detection. More and more women are getting mammograms to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. As a result, breast cancer deaths are on the decline. While October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone is encouraged to visit the www.NBCAM.org Web site, which is a year-round resource for breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and the general public.
Members of the sorority will distribute informational brochures about breast cancer at their work places, to family and friends, and will gather from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at Yacht Haven Grand. “We want to help educate the community on the importance of early detection and encourage women to have mammograms. In fact, Oct. 21 has been designated National Mammogram Day.” stated Elisa Hodge, president of Sigma Theta Omega Chapter.
For more information, contact Elisa G. Hodge at eghodge@yahoo.com, or by telephone at 774-8675 or 771-5332 or Annette Henderson at 998-3530.