Total Woman: Mind, Body and Spirit
As an organization of predominately African American women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is uniquely positioned to impact not only the well-being of its members, but also the well-being of families and communities at large. The physical and mental health committee was developed to meet this challenge. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s 5 point goals include a focus on addressing significant physical and mental health issues in the communities that it serves. The Physical and Mental Health committee of WDCAC seeks to fulfill the initiatives identified by Grand Chapter within our local community and to educate our members about health issues that disproportionately affect African American women.
The physical and mental health committee strives to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of lifestyle changes that affect longevity, morbidity, and mortality, identify organizational alliances for the sorority that will work to address pertinent health issues and develop and implement health focused programs within the sorority and communities we serve.
The physical and mental health committee of the WDCAC is currently working on several programs to meet this goal.
- The first is Mommy + Me on May 19th. This program aims to promote overall well being to girls and their female caretakers.
- On June 23rd, 2012 the WDCAC will be hosting a 5K walk/run at Anacostia Park. Proceeds will benefit Calvary Women’s Services and the WDCAC scholarship fund. Registration now open until Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 11:59 PM PST
The Journey to Wellness Program 2013 x 2013 is an initiate of Grand Chapter to promote fitness within the sorority, in which the WDCAC is participating. The goal is to walk 2,013 miles by the year 2013. So far members of WDCAC have collectively walked more than 1,500 miles. In the spring, we will resume monthly walks.
For additional information or to volunteer or participate in any of these programs, please email the physical and mental health committee.