Creating A Healthier You!

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Gamma Omega Chapter and the Twenty Pearls Foundation Hold the 8th Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair

Saturday, March 24th, 10am – 2pm,  Lafayette Elementary School , West Oakland

The Oakland and other East Bay community residents are invited to explore valuable tips on living a better life 

The Xi Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and its non-profit arm, the Twenty Pearls Foundation, will hold a FREE community health and wellness fair on Saturday, March 24th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lafayette Elementary School located at 991 14th Street in Oakland.

The free health fair will offer health screenings, health and literacy workshops, a very fun kid zone, lunch and great door prizes for participants. A myriad of health-focused companies and organizations will participate including: American Red Cross, Alameda County Public Health Office of Dental Health, American Heart Association, AIDS Project East Bay, Black Nurses Association, Family Education & Resource Center – Mental Health Association of Alameda County, Sexual Assault and Recover, Women’s Cancer Resource Center, and many more!

“We are pleased to bring together such a wide variety of health information and services for our community,” said Nichole Starr Jordan, President of the Xi Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. “We’ve watched this event grow year over year, and are inspired by the positive impact that we hope this event will bring to Oakland residents.”

Both Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Phi Lambda Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Berkeley Alumni Chapter have partnered with Xi Gamma Omega Chapter to deliver what may very well be deemed the best health fair since its inception.

“I’m so pleased with the number of repeat health vendors who’ve signed up to participate again, citing how valuable they found this outreach to be for the communities that they serve,” Amanda Adkins, Community Health Fair Chair, shared. “With each passing year, we hope to build on the momentum that our community of providers has created by working together across multiple neighborhoods and disciplines.”

Xi Gamma Omega has been recognized nationally for its program implementation and awarded community grants for its service projects. The Community Health Fair began in 2010 and is in its 8th year of service to the community.

For more information, please contact Amanda at AmandaCDavis_05@yahoo.com.

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Gamma Omega Chapter - Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. The mission of Xi Gamma Omega chapter located in Oakland, California is to enhance the quality of life in the Bay Area community through our service programs and to foster sisterhood through Alpha Kappa Alpha's membership.

About The Twenty Pearls Foundation - The Twenty Pearls Foundation, Incorporated strives to be a leader in addressing the needs of the community and encouraging continued education by offering service programs, extending scholarships to students in need, and partnering with other community based organizations with similar goals and interests.  This mission has been carried out by our leadership since 2003.