Target 2: Women’s Health and Wellness
The goal of this program is to raise awareness of three critical health issues impacting African-American women.
Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention: AKArama Foundation Inc. collaborates with Cancer Research and Natural Family Planning Awareness (NFP) to reinforce the importance of breast health through free webinars featuring doctors and medical researchers highlighting the latest information on breast cancer and prevention. AKArama Foundation Inc. partners with Mile Square Health Center, a not-for-profit organization to provide free mammograms to the underinsured and underserved.
Heart Health and Nutrition: AKArama Foundation Inc. encourages women to lead a healthier lifestyle to decrease the number of women diagnosed with diabetes, stroke, and other forms of heart disease. Through our partnership with the American Heart Association, we host our annual Pink Goes Red event. This free community event includes healthy cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs, kickboxing, cardio dance, yoga, and line dancing activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Care for the Caregivers: Through our work with the Alzheimer’s Association, AKArama Foundation Inc. provides information and resources on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia which affect African Americans at a rate of two times that of other populations. The Foundation also provides resources for caregivers and encourages preventive healthcare to eliminate the risks associated with the stress of caregiving.