Psi Phi Omega Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
P.O. Box 22385
Baltimore, MD 21203



For Immediate Release: March 30, 2015

“Psi Phi Omega Promotes Healthy Lifestyles”


Contact any of the following:
Suzanne Jewell (302-530-0821)
Jala McClelland (404-538-2177)

Baltimore, MD – On February 6, 2015, twenty Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorors wearing red attire gathered at Lanvale Towers, an affordable housing residence in East Baltimore City.  They came together to implement Psi Phi Omega Chapter’s second Community Impact Day, “Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day” initiative in observance of National Heart Month and in support of the American Heart Association.

The room was filled with many enthusiastic men and women.  During the first part of the program, Ms. Jakarta Blakeney, a Nurse Practitioner, and Dr. Dawn Kilby-Robb, a Medical Physician, presented helpful information about heart health, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.  Next, Mrs. Kim Grade, a Physical Therapist, led the participants through a series of low-impact stretches and exercises.  Several chapter members also demonstrated these maneuvers.

Two days prior to the event, Mrs. Bardett Nicholson-Premick, Target II (Health Promotion) lead, canvassed Lanvale Towers to extend personal invitations to the “Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day” program. She chatted with residents and passed out informational flyers about the program.  Those initial contacts paid off, as many of those residents came out to learn more about heart disease.  Pleased with the level of participation, Mrs. Nicholson-Premick added, “The support of the management of Lanvale Towers was awesome!”

At the conclusion of the program, Mrs. Nicholson-Premick and Dr. Roshonda Contee-Davis, First Vice President and Program Chairman, thanked all of the residents for attending.  As the guests were enjoying healthy snacks consisting of sliced bananas and other fruit, one resident was overheard saying, “I am glad you all came to help us understand heart disease.  When are you coming back?”

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is America’s first Greek-letter organization founded in 1908 for African American college women.  Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, it is one of the world’s leading service organizations.  The Sorority’s over 270,000 members have made a commitment “to serve all mankind” through its 958 chapters in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, Germany, Korea, Japan, and on the continent of Africa.  Mrs. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson is the current International President and will serve from 2014 – 2018.  Her administration’s theme is “Launching New Dimensions of Service.”  For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit


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