The Sigma Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated at Armstrong Atlantic State University, supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Breast Cancer Tea held at the Compass Point Clubhouse on October 26, 2009.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the members decided on a Tea for the sororities on campus.
The program started with a warm welcome by its dynamic President, Christian Goodman followed by the occasion by its program chairman, Whittney Richardson.
Facts and statistics of breast cancer were given to educate those that were in attendance.
The highlights of the Tea were two dynamic speakers for the hour, Ms. Sheri Moyer and Mrs. Martina Correia. Ms. Moyer represents Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization of Young Women United Against Breast Cancer. She presented statistics and facts about Breast Cancer. Mrs. Correia, a Breast Cancer Warrior, gave her testimony about fighting breast cancer for the last 10 years. She represents the National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer (NBLIC). Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer in women, after skin cancer. More than 250,000 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer this year, and more than 41,000 will die from it. Although the disease is most common in women 40 and over, it can occur in younger women. That’s why it’s important that all breast lumps be checked by a doctor. More information can be found at www.komen.org/riskmatrix and www.cancer.org
In attendance at the Tea with Sigma Tau members were members of Tri-Sigma Sorority, Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, Mrs. Sally Watkins (Associate Director of Student Activities), Dr. Clemontine Washington (President Gamma Sigma Omega), Mrs. Audrey B. Singleton (Advisor for Sigma Tau Chapter) and Mrs. Sharon Stallings (Assistant Advisor for Sigma Tau Chapter).
Christian Goodman, President, Whittney Richardson, Reporter, and Audrey B. Singleton, Advisor