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Kappa Alpha Psi hosts health week on campus

By Jazzi Black
On October 3, 2013

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Last week the Zeta Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. held a Health Week that promoted its health initiative called "Healthy Kappas, Healthy Communities." The goal of the week was to make students aware of the health issues that can affect us as college students and was targeted to reach every aspect of health.  

Zeta Beta started the week with an HIV testing in the Willie A. Tempton Memorial Student Center as they rewarded participants with a ticket to an awareness concert that would be held at the end of the week.  

The following day a Bone Marrow Drive was held in the New Science Building in anticipation of giving hope to those in need of bone marrow transplants.  Sharee Thanars of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center was honored by the Zeta Beta Chapter for providing excellent information and service to students.  Thanars gave information on how low the percentage of African Americans who give bone marrow was and how it makes it harder for people who have cancer to find a match for the cure.  She also brought in an actual recovery patient to give a short briefing about the process on the receiving end. 

On Wednesday, the "Zoo Boyz" as they are known across the nation, held the Kappastenics event which was a 7-on-7 football tournament that promoted physical health and inspired people to be more active and workout daily.  NFL player Ken Lucas joined in on the affair and emphasized the importance of routine workouts that will help students stay healthy.   

The Komplete Kollege Student Seminar was designed to help with the mental, physical, and social aspects of life while maintaining a balance of each as a college student.  What to eat, how to study, and blending with different social groups is a big part of college life which are factors to live a better quality of life.The week ended with a HIV Benefit concert that featured artists such as Rocky Banks, Prince Cannon, Sho Stoppa, Tim Woods, and Suavay.

In all, the Health Week was a great success and thanks to the efforts of Kappa Alpha Psi on Prairie View's campus, the fraternity helped members of the community by informing them on ways to stay healthy in life.  

The organization hopes to continue Health Week annually as a tradition.

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