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tendees, young and old. The goal of I'm elated to see such an event and to more than $1020 in donations. All the chapter’s Black History Month see so many people supporting the Y proceeds will benefi t two American Committee was to host an event and the Deltas,” said Stringer. “I'll be Cancer Society campaigns, Making that would foster a stimulating envi- back next year!” Strides for Breast Cancer and Relay ronment conducive to learning and The highlight of the day was Cart- for Life. dancing. Attendees were encouraged ier Williams’ highly anticipated tap The Okaloosa County Alumnae to cultivate their creative nature as it performance. The world renowned Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Soror- pertains to dance in relation to black tap dancer delivered an electrifying ity, Inc. and Northwest Florida com- history. routine. ▲ munities can proudly say they saved Soror Ayana Lumumba shared lives and created a world with less a rousing spoken word piece that The Okaloosa County Alumnae cancer and more birthdays. ▲ served to inspire and motivate par- Chapter, in partnership with the ticipation in the day’s activities. A American Cancer Society and Pink The Pasadena Alumnae Chapter myriad of break-out dance sessions Possibilities, sponsored a “Real Men celebrated the 50 year anniversary were available, including: African, Wear Pink” cancer awareness pro- of its chartering and public service Spiritual/Liturgical, Hip Hop, Mime, gram on March 12, 2011 at the Fort in the Pasadena Community on April Chicago Stepping and Single Ladies Walton Beach High School Audito- 9, 2011 at the Universal Sheraton Ho- classes. rium in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The tel, Universal City, Calif. The theme Participants in Okaloosa County Alumnae Chapter’s Real Men Wear Pink program. Multi-media presentations were program focus was to increase aware- for the occasion was, “50 Years of also held where guests enjoyed ness about the types of cancer that Fulfi lling the Dreams of our Found- scenes from classic fi affect men predominately and raise ers: Scholarship, Service, and Sister- lms starring Lena Horne, including: “Cabin in the Sky,” funds for the American Cancer Soci- hood.” “The Wiz” and “Stormy Weather.” ety. It also coincided with the Delta The celebration brought togeth- Featured dance instructors en- Sigma Theta Sorority’s IMPACT Day er the past, present and future of the couraged participants to integrate of Service initiative. chapter. National President of Delta dance into their health and wellness The program featured cancer ex- Sigma Theta Sorority Cynthia M. A. routines. Soror Asia McCoy, a regis- perts, testimonials from cancer pa- Butler-McIntyre was the keynote tered nurse, discussed the benefi tients and music from local churches. speaker. Her message emphasized ts of dance as it pertains to health and There were more than 100 attendees that our children’s future lies in our wellness. and more than half were males. At- hands. She stated that we must use Manhattan Borough President tendees were asked to support the our heads, hearts and hands as she Scott Stringer, his wife, along with two program by making donations to the also quoted the lyrics of “Wake up of his key staff members attended the American Cancer Society. The chap- Everybody.” event and encouraged NMAC to keep ter projected $500 in donations; how- Highlights of the occasion in- up the good work in the community. ever, the overwhelming community cluded a video presentation, a copy “As Manhattan borough president, support to the program contributed of the original charter and a chapter 90 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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