W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute partners with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to Host Vaccine Event in Honor of Men’s Health Month 

WHAT: The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority/Stay Well Health Fair and Vaccine Event is designed to bring health-related resources to the Black community. The W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute has partnered with D.C. health agencies and community-based organizations to make vaccines and resources more accessible. 

W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute, in partnership with the We Can Do This campaign and the Xi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® will host the Stay Well event in Washington, D.C in honor of Men’s Health Month. Throughout June, Men’s Health Month aims to encourage men to take charge of their overall health by implementing healthy living decisions.The event will offer health resources, giveaways, COVID-19 vaccines for adults and children, and COVID home tests. 

To date, these nationwide pop-up events have been attended by more than 4,000 people, with more than 1,300 deciding to get vaccinated. 

WHO: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Chapter and community partners 

Health and wellness — Breast Care for Washington, Kaiser Permanente, Capital Area Food Bank, DC Central Kitchen, Green Sanctuary Yoga 

National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations/chapters — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Chi Omega, Xi Zeta Omega, and Rho Mu Omega chapters; AKA Capital City Pearls Interest Group; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Sigma and Gamma Lambda chapters 

WHEN: Saturday, June 25th 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

WHERE: UDC Student Center, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008 

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The event will provide health screenings and health resources to help the community make healthy living decisions. As the country enters its third summer of the pandemic, it is critical that families get checkups and are aware of the risks associated with their age, ethnicity and lifestyle. 

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) is an internaonal service organizaon that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-leered organizaon established by African-American, college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 290,000 members in approximately 1,006 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada and the connent of Africa. Led by Internaonal President Glenda B. Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha is oen hailed as “America’s premier Greek-leered organizaon for African-American women.” For more informaon on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit www.aka1908.com. 

Xi Omega Chapter is the oldest and largest graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Washington, DC. Established in 1923, the chapter has a membership of more than 600 professional women, who serve the District and surrounding communies. Xi Omega’s signature service programs focus on educaonal enrichment, health promoon, family strengthening, environmental ownership, and global impact. These programs are the cornerstone of the AKA internaonal theme, “Launching New Dimensions of Service.”

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