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Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated of Coral Springs recently supported one of two fundraising efforts of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County to find a cure for the chronic and debilitating disease affecting many African-Americans. The chapter includes a line-item budget amount of $500 and presents this annually at the organization’s banquet. Additionally, chapter members enhanced their fundraising efforts through the purchase of tickets to the banquet, garnered donations, as well as placed ads and patrons in the souvenir booklet.

A special highlight of this event was the honoring of one of the chapter’s members, Luwando Wright-Hines. Ms. Wright-Hines was honored and recognized with a plaque for her outstanding service to Sickle Cell of Broward and to the community. Most importantly, the chapter was recognized with a plaque as a platinum sponsor.

Another opportunity for the chapter to raise funds for a cure will take place Saturday, November 19, 2016, 5K Walk/Run Hampton Pines Park, 7800 Hampton Boulevard, North Lauderdale, 33068. Registration is at 8:30AM and the race begins at 9:00AM.

Chapter members in attendance and supporting the annual banquet included Venetta “Vee” McCullough, President; Luwando Wright-Hines, Honoree; Ernestine H. Bobb, Ann Burnett, Gracia Curlee-Gordon, Bennie J. Edwards, Jerelene S. Franklin, Michelle Green, Karena Ivey, Josetta B. Patterson, Veronica E. Phillips and Barbara J. Thomas.