Bronx Alumnae Raises Funds for March of Dimes


Submitted by Karen Skinner-Parkes

On May 16, 2020, the Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. participated in a virtual March for Babies Walk as Team BXACDST at Orchard Beach, Bronx, N.Y.

The March of Dimes is one of the charitable partners of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The purpose of the charitable partnership is to provide service and empower our local communities throughout the world.

Bronx Alumnae Chapter members have participated in the March for Babies walk for five years. They raised more than $5000 last year, and $2637 during the COVID -19 pandemic.

This year, secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic, the March for Babies Walk and fundraiser was canceled and occurred only virtually. The March of Dimes encouraged each team leader to develop a virtual walk and hashtag #MFBStepUp, #marchforbabies to share on social media.

Team BXACDST leader Karen Skinner-Parkes with members of Bronx Alumnae Chapter raised funds through donations made on social media, and organized a socially distance walk at Orchard Beach, Bronx, NY. Eleven members of Bronx Alumnae carried purple balloons and walked the boardwalk wearing their masks. They even performed the viral dance, Toosie Slide, as they walked the 1.5 miles. The public watched and gathered as these black women in red and white shirts walked through Orchard Beach shouting “we were marching for the babies.”

March of Dimes is an organization that through advocacy, education and research promotes the health and well-being of the newborn infant, preemies and mother during pregnancy. Every infant deserves to be born full term and healthy. Bronx Alumnae Chapterr of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc was there to support that mission.

 

Submitted by Karen Skinner-Parkes On May 16, 2020, the Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. participated in a virtual March for Babies Walk as Team BXACDST at Orchard Beach, Bronx, N.Y. The March of Dimes is one of the charitable partners of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The purpose of the charitable …

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