TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It’s been a long, 110-year, tradition for the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated®, to wear the colors salmon pink and apple green. However, Friday, Feb, 2nd, is National Wear Red Day® and AKA will join millions of Americans in the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red.
The Delta Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosted its Pink Goes Red: Lunch and Learn event, to inform the community on how to identify the signs of heart disease.
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for Americans in the United States. This is especially important for African-American women, who are at increased risk due to factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes.
During the event, keynote speaker, Dr. Kristi M. Reese empowered guests with her words of wisdom, and inform attendees about heart disease in women, signs of a heart attack, and heart healthy eating tips. Dr. Reese is a local physician who specializes in family medicine and works closely with many members of the Tallahassee community. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in Tallahassee and surrounding areas, including Capital Regional Medical Center and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.
The ladies of Delta Kappa Omega Chapter received full news coverage from WTXL ABC – view article here.
Dr. Reese’s personal healthcare philosophy is “Prevention is the key to living a long and healthy life.”