The purpose of the Physical & Mental Health program is to educate and promote healthy lifestyle changes for the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of sorority members and residents in the communities that we serve. The Physical and Mental Health program strives to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of living healthy by developing and implementing health-focused programs that benefit the communities we serve.
- St. Jude Walk/Run To End Childhood Cancer – St. Jude is the premiere entity that works to find cures and save children diagnosed with cancer and other related diseases. St. Jude’s research has drastically helped increase the survival rate for childhood cancer to more than 80% today. The women of Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., along with family members and friends, annually donate funds to assist in St. Jude’s fundraising goal. As this Project 13 partnership expands throughout the Sorority nationwide, our participants walk in honor of a relative, friend, or simply to increase awareness of this serious issue.
- Holiday Project – The holiday season is a time to show appreciation for what you have. What better way to show appreciation than to share with others. The women of the Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. donate nonperishable food items to provide baskets filled with items for a holiday meal to families whose current circumstances place them in a position for requiring assistance during the season. One family from each of our five service areas – Wendell, Zebulon, Rolesville, Wake Forest and Knightdale – will be identified with the assistance of several Wake County community organizations. These baskets allow the chapter to directly impact a family during the holiday season.
- Community Health Fair – Keeping community residents informed about the available health services in their area is important to the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In order to achieve this goal, the health fair is held in the spring to highlight some of the various health care resources in the chosen neighborhood. Vendors have included dentists, optometrists, massage therapists, home care service providers, chiropractors, mental health providers, dance instructors and more. Residents have been able to receive chiropractic assessments, vision screenings, blood pressure screenings, HIV screenings, as well as take home educational materials and sample health care products. Each spring the event rotates to one of our five service areas.
- The Balancing Act – This interactive, monologue-style production is the perfect solution to reaching out to the public about acknowledging the ways stress ultimately affects our mind, body and spirit. Whether it is physical health, abuse, or relationship, family or career related situations that cause depression or other mental/medical health issues, these personal monologues offer a safe platform to share, learn and release. A health professional is also on hand to shed light on these issues and provide educational materials for the audience.
Other Programs include:
- Relax, Relate, Release Saturday morning walks
- Steppin’ into Good Health challenge
- Project 13 partnerships