Delta Sigma Theta goes Red in Hartsville

A check for $1,000 was presented to the American Heart Association during the Go Red event, held by the Delta Sigma sorority on Saturday, February 10th at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hartsville. PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

Nurse Practitioner Shirley Pooler was the keynote speaker and delivered an inspiring message at the Delta Sigma Theta’s Go Red event at Jerusalem Baptist Church on Saturday, February 10th. PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

By Stephan Drew, Editor

The Hartsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. made a significant impact on the community with their 2024 Go Red event, “Stepping into Good Health,” held on Saturday, February 10th, at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hartsville. As February marks Heart Health Month, this event served as a beacon of awareness, emphasizing the critical importance of cardiovascular health.

Under the leadership of Vandalyn Rice-Thomas, the event commenced with a profound sense of purpose. Queenie Thomas-Lyons stirred hearts with a poignant scripture reading, setting a tone of reflection and empowerment. Marcia Wilds followed with a heartfelt prayer, invoking blessings upon all present and underscoring the significance of the gathering. Approximately 100 people gathered for the event, all dressed in red. 

Brittany Douglas, Senior Development Director for the American Heart Association (AHA), delivered a stirring speech, shedding light on the profound impact of cardiovascular diseases and the crucial work undertaken by the AHA. The sorority’s commitment to this cause was further exemplified as they presented a generous $1,000 donation to the AHA, symbolizing their dedication to supporting research, education, and advocacy efforts in combating heart disease.

The highlight of the event was the keynote address by Shirley Pooler, a Nurse Practitioner, whose words resonated deeply with attendees. Pooler’s impassioned message of hope not only raised awareness about the prevalence of cardiovascular disease but also provided valuable insights into symptoms and treatments. Her inspiring narrative served as a catalyst for positive change, motivating individuals to prioritize their heart health and take proactive steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

“Stepping into Good Health” was more than just an event; it was a transformative experience that underscored the power of community engagement in promoting cardiovascular wellness. By coming together to raise awareness and support initiatives aimed at combating heart disease, the Hartsville Alumnae Chapter exemplified the spirit of sisterhood and service that defines Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Author: Stephan Drew

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