St John, VI—In its third year, Sisterhood Agenda implemented SHE: Sisters Healthy & Empowered in celebration of National Women’s Health Week on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 11am-6pm. Sharing space with VITEMA’s outreach event during the day, Sisterhood Agenda provided SHE activities, health information, and coordinate fitness demonstrations for residents in St. John in Franklin Powell Park.
Overweight/obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and heart disease are familiar concerns for St. John residents. “This is a fun event, but one that also has a purpose: we can be healthy and empowered by making good choices,” states Angela D. Coleman, Sisterhood Agenda President.
With DJ’s and participation from Women’s Sports Foundation, March of Dimes, Myrah Keating Health Center, Family Resource Center, Council on Alcohol, Drug Dependence St. Thomas-St. John (COAST), Hope, Inc., VI Department of Sports, Parks & Recreation, VI National Park, Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC), and Wisdom Waves Wellness Center-St. Thomas, Sisterhood Agenda celebrated National Women’s Health week by giving away SHE health kits with local resource information, advice, guidelines, and inspiration during this health-focused community event.
This year’s SHE event was special: Sisterhood Agenda recognized four pioneering female leaders who are doing dynamic work in their communities with Sisterhood Agenda Global Partner Awards given to: 1) Belinda Harden, Founder and President of Mary McLeod Bethune Humanitarian Network, 2) Maimah Karmo, Founder of Tigerlily Foundation, 3) Dr. Margaret Kilibwa, Founder of Tropical Clinics, and 4) Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women.
Sisterhood Agenda distributed over 100 SHE kits and would like to thank Pine Peace Market for its food and water donations. For more information, visit www.sisterhoodagenda.com.
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