AMI Foundation Receives $5000 Donation from AC Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The Atlantic City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently donated $5,000 to the AMI Foundation’s Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van. The funds will be used to help provide free screening mammograms for women in Atlantic County.
“We are very grateful to Delta Sigma Theta for their thoughtful gesture and valuable contribution to this very worthy cause,” said AMI CEO Dr. David Levi. “The mammography van provides screenings to more than 1,400 women in New Jersey each year, many of whom are uninsured or underinsured. These donations help us fulfill our mission and provide these women with potentially life-saving low cost or no cost mammograms.”
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1913 by 22 women at Howard University, in Washington D.C. Celebrating over 100 years of service, scholarship and sisterhood, the Sorority has distinguished itself as a public service organization through its Five-Point Program Thrusts. Since its founding more than 300,000 women have joined the organization.
The Atlantic City Alumnae Chapter, a local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was chartered on July 28, 1979 and has continued the national thrusts through an extensive array of public service projects and programs, to promote human welfare, and has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to area youth.
One of those programs is the Breast Cancer Memorial Brunch. The biannual fundraiser was held on October 27, 2018 at the Linwood Country Club, with Dr. Anjeanette Brown, Surgical Oncologist, as the keynote speaker. This fundraiser was a “Celebration of Life”, to honor women who are survivors of breast cancer as well as memorialize the women who have succumbed to it and other cancers. With Andrea Fogg and Glorist Moore as chairpersons, the chapter was able to raise $5,000, which they are donating to the Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van to help save a life so “we can continue to celebrate life.”