Nu Chi Omega decides to ‘Go Red’ against heart disease in women

Mar. 21, 2013 @ 10:31 PM


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Nu Chi Omega Chapter conducted its annual “Go Red for a Day” dinner at Golden Corral Restaurant of Henderson on Feb. 1.

Sorority members from Vance and Granville counties — including members of the chapter’s Emerging Young Leaders (along with family members, friends and coworkers) — were joined by the Oxford-Henderson Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority during this occasion to support the effort against heart disease in women. In recognition of this effort, attendees all wore red for this event. Donations were also taken.

Nu Chi Omega’s vice president, Glenda Gooch, presided over the program. Following the invocation and grace, given by Nu Chi Omega chaplain Lillie Moss, the presidents of both chapters (Nu Chi Omega and Delta Sigma Theta), Dianne Evans and Ester Kearney, greeted the attendees. Vivian Bullock, Alpha Kappa Alpha member, stated the purpose for the occasion.

Another sorority member, Dorothy Perry, gave a healthy fruit/vegetable “smoothie” demonstration. Then Carolyn White, sorority member and program chairperson, introduced Dr. Gary Smith of Four Country Primary Care. Explaining the nature of heart disease and its risk factors in women, he encouraged attendees to stay active and eat a healthier diet.

After the meal, audience members participated in a series of games related to heart health and prizes were given away.