This week the Alpha Phi sorority is hosting its annual Healthy Heart Week to raise awareness about heart disease in women and to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation.
The foundation is part of the sorority’s national philanthropy and has been a focus of the GW chapter since it was chartered in 2003.
February is American Heart Month and the foundation also sponsors its own Cardiac Care Month with the goal of raising awareness about heart disease – the No. 1 killer of American women.
“We are anticipating a great turnout from the Greek community and non-Greeks alike,” said director of Publicity and Advertising, Stephanie Gresalfi, in a press release.
The week began with an event at Juice Zone in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from the night went to the foundation. Following this event, the sorority hosted the “Healthy Heart BBQ” on Wednesday afternoon. The barbeque offered free food at the Alpha Phi townhouse on 23rd street.
Alpha Phi will also host its annual King of Hearts Party at Dupont Circle’s Caf? Japone tonight. The final, the Dating Game, will be held Friday, from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Grand Ballroom of the Marvin Center. According to a press release, the game is modeled after a popular 1970s television show. Greek-letter members from various chapters will participate in the game.
Flyers with information about heart disease and how to become involved in the fight against it were distributed at many of the week’s events.
This article appeared in the February 8, 2007 issue of the Hatchet.