Physical and Mental Health
The Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter Physical and Mental Health Committee strives to encourage wellness in our sorority and the community. The committee offers a variety of opportunities and events that promote healthy living for our members and people in our service area. The Physical and Mental Health Committee offers a myriad of creative programs designed to proactively raise awareness on major health and wellness concerns that disproportionately impact the minority community. We partner with major organizations that work toward the eradication of diseases and illnesses that affect the human condition.
- Health Fair
The MRAC Community Health Fair and Blood Drive is an annual event that attracts health professionals from around the state that offer free screenings and information for the residents in our service area. The Physical and Mental Health Committee is now accepting recommendations for practitioners to participate in next year’s health fair. Please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in participating.
- Relay for Life
Each year MRAC chapter members participate as a team in the Cobb County Relay for Life. The MRAC Relay for Life team has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research and support programs. Click here to visit our team page where you can find out more about the Relay for Life or donate to our team.
- American Red Cross
Twice a year, the MRAC Physical and Mental Health committee teams up with the American Red Cross to give the gift of life! Blood donations ensure hospitals are stocked, particularly with common blood types of underrepresented populations. The next opportunity to give blood through MRAC’s collaboration with the American Red Cross will be MRAC’s Annual Health Fair. Visit the RedCross.org to additional opportunities to give near you.
- Mental Health Across the Lifespan
My Last Good Nerve is an original stage production that uses the arts to start a conversation about mental health and women. Written and directed by Rona Dana, the production provides an opportunity to address prevalent issues concerning the mental health of Black women while providing a cathartic experience through drama, poetry, and comedy. Information for local mental health resources were provided at the performance. View the flyer and the video
Upcoming Physical & Mental Health Committee Events
- May 11, 2018 – Relay for Life of Cobb County at Larry Bell Park in Marietta, Georgia
Listing of National Health Observances
- February 3 – National Go Red for Women Day
- February 7 – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- March 10 – National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
- April 7 – World Health Day
- May 8–14 – Mental Health Awareness Week
- September – National Preparedness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
- September 27 – National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
- October – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 10 – World Mental Health Day
- December 1 – World AIDS Day (*under IAI umbrella)
Did you know that heart disease disproportionally affect African American women? Learn the truth about African American women and heart disease.
Click here to visit Delta Sigma Theta’s National Physical and Mental Health page. For more information about the chapter’s initiatives around this thrust, please contact the committee chair at email@example.com.
*The Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. does not endorse any of the businesses listed on this website.