Alpha’s Community Impact Day – The Longest Day®

ST. PETERSBURG – Members of the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. joined together last month to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

The initiative is part of the sorority’s partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association® to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease risk factors, diagnosis, care, and advocacy, among the African-American community. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recently designated the Alzheimer’s Association The Longest Day® as a Community Impact Day for members to galvanize in activities across the globe to help raise awareness about the disease and its risk factors.

This event was coordinated with the St. Petersburg Rehab Center Activities Director, Peggy Kessler, for residents of the center.  During the weekend of activities, members participated in poetry readings, creative dancing and reflections. The members also performed happy upbeat songs for the Alzheimer’s residents and served refreshments. Other activities included a church service and sing-along in honor of Father’s Day.  Each resident also received a gift of personal toiletries.

The chapter will continue its efforts to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and its effect on the African-American community by hosting Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 24.  The community is encouraged to participate.   For more information regarding the Zeta Upsilon Omega chapter programs please visit the website at

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 283,000 members in 988 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Liberia, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada and South Africa. Led by International President Dorothy Buchanan Wilson, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African-American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, log onto

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