Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Women’s Day Event focuses on obesity
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter Women’s Day/National Impact Day event on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heartlove Place, located at 3228 N. Martin Luther King Dr. The event is free and open to the public. To reserve a spot, send an email to dst[email protected] by March4.
Nationally and locally, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is celebrating 125 years of public service. In doing so, the Sorority is working to address obesity and how it contributes to other potentially fatal diseases such as heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes and cancer.
Kimberly Montgomery, a member of Delta Sigma Theta and the Senior Legislative Fiscal Manager for the Mayor of Milwaukee, took great strides to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle. She became ill one afternoon after a hot yoga class, she came up with many explanations for her nausea and profuse sweating – a heart attack wasn’t one of them. It was her friend’s persistence to see a doctor right away, Montgomery would not have survived. Today she is a National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association and the keynote for Delta Sigma Theta’s Women’s Day event.
In addition to featuring Montgomery, guests will have access to free information and various screenings provided by local health care representatives.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930. Today it has more than 200,000 members and 900 chapters in the United States, Germany, Korea, Japan and the Virgin Islands. The sorority provides community service nationally and locally around its five key areas: educational development, economic development, mental and physical health, international awareness and social and political action. Locally, its Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter has been making an impact and transforming lives in the community since January 27, 1945.