On behalf of the Dovely ladies of Upsilon Omicron Zeta Chapter (YOZ) I bring you greetings from the city of South Bend, IN. I am so humbled to have been elected to the office of President of this outstanding chapter, filled with women of great strength and devotion towards upholding the mission of serving our community.
It is my hope that while visiting our website you will not only appreciate our chapters accomplishments but will better understand why we carry the pride of BEING A ZETA so passionately.
Building on the Principles of Zeta While Blazing New Paths
Zeta has developed Get Engaged, a Z-HOPE initiative designed to address
the underlying issues that are contributing to the senseless killing of African Americans
1. Drive individual and community engagement in the underlying issues that are destroying our
Mental Health Month
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. In 2013, President Obama proclaimed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month and brought the issue of mental health to the forefront of our nation's thoughts.
We believe that these issues are important to address year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Date: 8:00am to 11:00am
Location: IU South Bend
The Women of YOZ will be assisting with the MS Walk. Please wear ZPB para.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Date: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Edison Street Post Office
Sorors will work to sort out food brought in for the Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
SB150 Celebration - Zeta Awareness Event
Date: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Mix 106 Parking Lot
The Zetas will have a table set up for the SB 150 Celebration. We will have Zeta information and displays as well as give-aways. All Sorors are invited to participate in this Awareness Community Event.
March of Dimes
Preventing birth defects
The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. We have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Our recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine.
Fighting premature birth
Since 2003, our fight to save babies has been strongly characterized by our Prematurity Campaign. The rising incidence of premature birth has demanded action, and the March of Dimes has responded by initiating an intensive, multi-year campaign to raise awareness and find the causes of prematurity.