National Health and Human Services Facet of The Links,  said, “The support of the first lady, Mrs. Deal, recognizes the work of and increases the visibility of The Links Incorporated in the fight to end childhood obesity and heart disease in children.”

She continued, “We must be aware of how to prevent disease and utilize public and private resources to address these issues. Together, with organizations such as the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s campaign against childhood obesity, we will make a difference for Georgia’s children.”

The Links Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. Its  membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

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