Houston Area Fraternity and Sorority Team Up for Alzheimer's Awareness
AKA - KAΨ Houston Alzheimer's Association
Longest Day® Activities
Houston, Texas ~ June 2017. Together, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter and Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated have collaborated to highlight the organizations’ collective impact to implement The Longest Day® in support of the Alzheimer’s Association on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas office located at 6055 S. Loop East in Houston with interactive activities from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM and an evening session from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
On The Longest Day®, people across the world will do what they love, or what those affected by the disease love to do. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward finding the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. With this purpose established, we plan to conduct the following activities for over (125) participants during the morning session and (125) participants during the evening session. The program is packed with interactive and fun activities including healthy cooking demonstrations, chair and hand massages, blood pressure screenings, yoga, arts and crafts, door prizes, music and much more! A light meal will be served and every participant will leave with a swag bag and token gift. The event is free and open to the public. “We are looking to educate and bring awareness to people, especially our young adults and senior citizens, on the Alzheimer’s Disease; the symptoms, tips to prevent, care, resources available if you have the Alzheimer’s Disease or are a Caregiver, advances in research and an update on advocacy efforts” said, local event organizers Kim Topps and Michael Garner.
“We are very excited about getting the chance to present information and conduct activities that are fun while we raise awareness and raise funds for further research to find a cure for the Alzheimer’s Disease in an informal venue. Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter Hashtags for this event are #LongestDay, #AKOmega, #HouKappa, #AKA1908 and #KAΨ1911.
Founded in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the oldest historically black Greek-letter sorority in the world, with 1005 graduate and undergraduate chapters and a membership that exceeds 290,000. Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter located in Houston, Texas is the largest chapter and the oldest chapter in the southern region of the United States. For more information on AKA International and Chapter Programs please visit our websites at www.aka1908.com; www.alphakappaomega.com.
Founded in 1911, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated fundamental purpose is "achievement in every field of human endeavor" with over 831 graduate and undergraduate chapters and a membership that exceeds 150,000. The Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter is the largest chapter and the oldest existing chapter in both Texas and the “Mighty” Southwestern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. For more information on KAΨ International and Chapter Programs, please visit our websites at www.kappaalphapsi1911.com and www.houkappa.com.
Longest Day Participant Registration