On May 17, at the beautiful Springwood Conference Center, Delta Phi Sigma, Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. held a Celebration of Mothers Luncheon. The luncheon celebrated mothers and women from all walks of life and experiences. Guests were entertained by songstress Kara Starver and heard important remarks from Mike Hellman of the Pittsburgh AIDS Taskforce. Hellman spoke about his journey as a man diagnosed with HIV and explained to mothers that they have to have a conversation with their children about AIDS prevention.
All proceeds raised by the luncheon were donated to the March of Dimes March for Babies Campaign. Ben Chaffee of the March of Dimes joined the ladies and expressed the sincere gratitude of the March of Dimes organization. Sigma Gamma Rho has supported the non-profit organization through a multitude of programs, most recently Project Reassurance and H3 “It’s All About Me.” The Sorority entered into an agreement with the March of Dimes to provide educational tools, workshops and events to improve the overall quality of life in the community in keeping with the Sorority’s founding mission. Sigma Gamma Rho will share the mission and a vision to improve infant health, educate young women of child bearing age, and provide resources, mentoring and support. Saving babies and their mothers has been the goal of the March of Dimes since its inception. The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. was founded on Nov. 12, 1922 on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., by seven schoolteachers. The sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life in the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities.
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