Physical and Mental Health emphasizes the promotion of physical and mental wellness. Implementation strategies include sponsorship of health-oriented workshops and programs. In recent years, Raleigh Alumnae has focused on cancer detection, breast self-exams and healthy eating. The Chapter has collaborated with Healthy Wake 2000 and the Poe Health Education Center to help sponsor health screening fair for women, a walking program, and tips on how to eat healthy.
Go Red for Women
The Raleigh Alumnae Chapter works in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red For Women’ Initiative in order to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” Go Red For Women is a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
Meals on Wheels
Meals On Wheels of Wake County is part of a nationwide program that provides hot, nutritious meals to homebound senior citizens. Perhaps as important as getting meals to seniors is a smiling face, some words of kindness, and friendship. Many seniors are lonely and the Raleigh Alumnae Sorors that assist in meal programs may be their only daily contact with other people. Sorors volunteer to deliver a healthy meal and take a little time with each senior to visit and provide much needed conversation.
Contact: Soror Helen Best
St. Jude Run/Walk
Every year Raleigh Alumnae walks as a team in support of cancer research. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened in 1962. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. Sorors that are unable to walk/run on race day can submit a donation to the cause. More information is available in the Chapter Events Calendar, Newsletter, and Members Only Section.