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Eat Baby Back Ribs for a Cause in Illinois

Eat Baby Back Ribs for a Cause in Illinois

In Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity, Inc.’s continued effort in support of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) awareness, our members in Illinois (Great Lakes Region) have joined in the fundraiser through Chili’s restaurants for the MS Society Greater Illinois Chapter. Print the coupons below, use them anytime you visit a Chili’s in IL, and 10% of the proceeds will benefit the MS Society.

The fundraiser was started by Belinda James of Homewood, IL, a friend of W. Greenwood (Frat Chivalrous, SU’13). Belinda was diagnosed with MS in 2008 and became active with the MS Society in 2009. To start the fundraiser she reached out to her local Chili’s Restaurant in regards to their Give Back Program, from there the General Manager helped her in attaining cooperation from other Chili’s Restaurants in IL. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. With multiple sclerosis, the brain has difficulty getting messages to the rest of the body. Though we know relatively little about the causes of multiple sclerosis, research into its causes and possible treatments is rapidly developing. Coupons are valid at ALL ILLINOIS LOCATIONS. Please print them out….there are four per page so that is four different visits they can be used for. The dates are 2/4/14 – 5/31/14 & 7/1/14 – 9/31/14.

Alpha-gize Your Community: Walking With Purpose

There’s a troubling trend emerging in Dallas involving African American women and AIDS.  Currently, black women make up 22-percent of the population in Dallas.  However, according to county health officials, the group accounts for 71-percent of all female HIV cases.  The numbers are staggering – 7 out of 10 Dallas women with HIV are African AmericanAfrican American women in Dallas County are eight times more likely to be infected with HIV than their White or Hispanic counterparts.

Due to the increase in black women contracting AIDS, there is a direct result in the increase of cases in black children.  There is a tragic error in the psyche of our African American communities. Many believe that children are not infected with the virus because it is a sexually transmitted disease.  Prior to breaking news released last week, every day approximately forty children die from the disease,  more than 2.3 million children worldwide have been infected and every year 380,000 children die of AIDS.  There is hope.  Last week, researchers reported during the 20th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) a functional HIV cure of a new born baby.  The aggressive antiretroviral treatment began 30 hours after the baby’s birth.  Twenty-nine days later, the levels of the virus are so low the body of the unnamed baby girl can control it with no further medication.

Everyone has a part in the total eradication of AIDS from our communities!   What can we do as African Americans?  What can we do as regal womyn?

On March 16, 2013, the Southern Region of Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity, INC. represented our fraternity in the 2013 AIDS Walk South Dallas (formally known as South Dallas AIDS Walk).  The 2013 theme was “Walking With Purpose” and extended the mission which is to inspire, educate and galvanize the community of South Dallas and surrounding areas to continue to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS and assist those impacted.

 

Alpha-gize Your Community,

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