Physical & Mental Health

 

Physical and Mental Health is the fourth programmatic thrust. As an organization of predominantly African American women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is uniquely positioned to impact not only the well-being of its membership, but also the well-being of families and communities at large. 

 

 

A Word from the Chair:

 

Physical and Mental Health is a part of Delta Sigma Theta’s 5-point programmatic thrust which supports the national DeltaCare initiative. This initiative was created to promote self-care through physical and emotional wellness as well as awareness and advocacy of health issues affecting the African American community. One component of the DeltaCare initiative is Red S.H.O.E. which is an acronym for Self-care, Healthy Options, and Exercise. SCTAC has created two programs, Delta Dose and Deltas in Motion, to encourage and support the DeltaCare initiative in helping our chapter members live a healthier lifestyle. Delta Dose provides information on relative health topics via our monthly newsletter and presents sisterly health challenges, such as walking and journaling, to our chapter members. Deltas in Motion is a weekly exercise class designed to promote physical movement with chapter members.

 

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St. Jude Walk/Run is a fundraiser for one of our National Charitable Partners, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our chapter exceeded its goal and raised a total of $5614!

 

Grand Chapter issued a call for chapters to support the March of Dimes Family Support NICU Book Drive. The objective was to collect new baby books to be donated and given to families with babies in the NICU. SCTAC and Memphis Alumnae collaborated on this project and we are proud to say that we donated a total of 628 books to the NICU families of Regional One Health.

Deltas Go Pink is an annual initiative in which our chapter performs community service in the form of education and advocacy to bring awareness to breast cancer and how it disproportionately affects African American women. This year, we delivered goodie bags to two local breast cancer centers and collaborated with our Political Awareness and Involvement Committee to produce a video advocating for early detection.

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Deltas in Motion