PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
Marie St. Louis
Physical and Mental Health Chair
The Physical and Mental Health Committee of the Leavenworth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is invested in making a positive impact on the health and well-being of both the community and sorority members through social media awareness campaigns, collaboration, education, and outreach. As an organization, we understand the paramount importance of holistic well-being, encompassing both the physical and the mental.
Our objectives are to:
1. Enhance understanding and provide educational resources on nutrition, physical activity, and weight management.
2. Highlight and disseminate preventive and management techniques for chronic diseases that predominantly impact African Americans.
3. Promote awareness and challenge the misconceptions surrounding mental health disorders.
The Leavenworth Alumnae Chapter showcases its unwavering commitment to community health and empowerment through our annual Blood Drive held on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in January. Emphasizing the life-saving importance of blood donations, the drive was more than just an event – it was a testament to the spirit of giving that resonates deeply within our community. Each pint donated represented hope, life, and a shared commitment to the well-being of all.
“It’s a matter of the head and the heart” was the central message of our Physical and Mental Health-A-Thon initiative held in February 2023 to promote physical and mental health. The “Anython” was a vibrant reminder of the integral roles that both physical activity and mental resilience play in our overall health. Through a series of events, we not only promoted the significance of holistic health but also successfully raised more than $3,500 in scholarship funds through the Anython effort.
In the spirit of collaboration, the Leavenworth Alumnae Chapter is a supporter of the Leavenworth Awareness (LAW) Walk sponsored by the Pi Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Relay for Life of Leavenworth County by the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the March of Dimes. Connect with us on our social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – and be part of our collective journey toward a healthier, stronger community.