Join the 'Power to End Stroke' Campaign

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Wichita Black Nurses Association has partnered with the American Heart Association in the 'Power to End Stroke' Campaign.

Power To End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of Americans. It unites people to help make an impact on the high incidence of stroke within their communities.

Power To End Stroke was created in 2006 by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to help reach the ASA mission to reduce stroke and risk of stroke by 25% by 2010. It was also meant to raise critical awareness within the African American population. Heart disease and stroke are major health risks for all people, but African Americans are at particularly high risk. Consider this:

  • Blacks have almost twice the risk of first-ever strokes compared to whites.
  • Blacks have higher death rates for stroke compared to whites.
  • The prevalence of high blood pressure in African Americans in the United States is the highest in the world.

To take the pledge and join the Power to End Stroke movement, visit the link on our header. Sign up and join the cause today!


Register now for the 6th Annual Umoja (Unity) 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wichita Black Arts Festival UMOJA Unity 5K (3.1Mile) run/walk

This event is USATF certified/RRCA Sanctioned

August 29, 2009 / 8:00 A.M.
Grove Park @ 27th & Grove

Entry fee:
$20.00 adults, $15.00 16 and under

Group rates for Teams of 4 persons or more
Reduced group rate @ $15.00 per person

To Register, Contact: Brenda Davis 316-218-3363 or Maryon Habtemarium -250-6678

This event is co-sponsored by the Wichita Black Nurses Association, Via-Christi Health systems, and the Wichita Area NAACP


HIV/AIDS Awareness & Abstinence Education Workshop and Musical

Saturday, May 30, 2009

On June 5th and 6th, Tabernacle Bible church will sponsor its first HIV/AIDS Awareness & Abstinence Education Workshop and Musical. The event will feature Gospel Recording Artist DeWayne Woods.

Friday June 5th   /  6:00 - 8:00pm
Meet & Greet DeWayne Woods
Featuring: the Men of David Praise Dancers
Saturday June 6th  /  10:00am - 2:00pm
Awareness & Abstinence Workshop
Testimonies of Survivors ~ Information and Speakers
The Center for Health & Wellness ~ KU Med Center
Positive Directions ~ Knox Center
KDHE Center for Health Disparities ~ Free HIV Testing
Saturday June 6th  /  6:00pm
Musical featuring Gospel Artist DeWayne Woods and local choirs and groups


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