AKAs host Healthy Heart Drive

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are endeavoring to live up to their motto of Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.
GSU’s AKAs held a healthy heart drive and provided students with fact sheets, free blood pressure testing on the yard during the lunch hours of March 10. Clad in their signature pink and green, the ladies reached out to passersby and distributed pamphlets dealing with heart diseases and other ailments such as high blood pressure.

Moreover, members of AKA offered free blood pressure checks to participating students.

They also provided information on healthy choices and offered each attendee with a refreshing bottle of water, which was a direct scheme to encourage students to drink more water.

Chair of the Health Initiative Committee, Tiffanie Wiley a nursing major, who originates from West Monroe, Louisiana told The Gramblinite that Grambling’s AKA healthy heart initiative is part of their organization’s focus on a healthy lifestyle.
All students who stopped by to gather information was pinned with a red ribbon as an emblem to remind and encourage individuals to practice good health habits that will reward them with long and disease free lifestyle.

Wiley said that plans are already in motion for the observance of Kidney Awareness Month, which is being observed throughout the course of March.

According to the Wiley, the girls will be back in the courtyard soon, where they will mount a similar exhibit and program, but this time it will focus on the kidneys.
Presently, GSU’s 70 AKAs are soliciting sponsorship for their walk-a-thon on the Grambling Track this Saturday.

Wiley said, “We are asking students to contribute whatever they can towards this cause, which may benefit someone who is close to them in the near future.”

A goal has been set of $770.00, which will be turned over to the parent organization in an effort to promote the programs of the National Kidney Fund.