The purpose of the Physical & Mental Health program is to educate and facilitate lifestyle changes for the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of sorority members and the communities that we serve; raise awareness about the importance and benefits of lifestyle changes that affect longevity, morbidity, and mortality; and develop and implement health-focused programs that benefit the communities we serve.
Knightdale – Wake Forest Alumnae Programs include:
- Buddies for Breast Health – This program was implemented in memory of our beloved Soror, Donice Maria Harbor who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2009 and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The premise of the program is to increase awareness of breast cancer risk factors and encourage Sorors to perform monthly self-breast examinations and have regular mammograms. Sorors partner up with a buddy and remind each other to perform self-exams, schedule mammograms and regular physician follow-up. Our goal is to foster healthy habits and promote early detection.
- Thanksgiving Project – A signature project for KWF that seeks to assist a family in need and provide financial support and/or a Thanksgiving meal during the season of Thanksgiving.
- White Stocking Project – A signature project for KWF which seeks to spread holiday cheer during the Christmas season to the elderly in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Toiletries and other personal care items are provided to residents in these facilities as KWF members and friends gather to sing Christmas carols and engage in other recreational activities. The goal of this program is to provide companionship to the elderly within these facilities who may not receive other visitors.
- CPR Training – Heart disease and sudden cardiac death are prevalent with the African-American community. Through the CPR training project, individuals will learn life-saving skills that will prepare them in the event that cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is needed. The goal of this program is to educate non-medical individuals to perform life-sustaining measures that will decrease the incidence of adverse events.
Other Programs include:
- Dental Health Awareness
- Go Red for Women Campaign
- HIV/AIDS Awareness – Got Mine. Get Yours. Get Tested! Initiative
- Self Defense Training
- Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
- Total Woman: Lifestyle Change Initiative