PRESS RELEASE: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. North Atlantic Region presents donations totaling $20,000 to two charitable organizations

April 18, 2022

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INCORPORATED

Alpha Kappa Alpha Corporate Office 5656 South Stony Island Avenue Chicago, IL 60637-1997 (773) 684-1282 Fax (773) 288 8251


Mary Bentley LaMar

North Atlantic Regional Director

P.O. Box 413

Montclair, NJ 07042

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. North Atlantic Region presents donations totaling $20,000 to two charitable organizations

Sorority members donated to Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc., and GirlTrek

(Baltimore, Md. - April 18, 2022) Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's North Atlantic Region invite the public to gather for a community “Just BeCause” walk from the Baltimore Convention Center to the city’s famed Inner Harbor on Thursday, April 21 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, April 22 at 6:30 a.m. to present donations to two important charities—the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) and GirlTrek. The donations are a part of the organization’s service efforts as they gather in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic to celebrate their 91st North Atlantic Regional Conference.

Continuing with the organization’s history of service to their community, members of the region submitted donations to support the two chosen charitable organizations. The donations to the SCDAA are to be earmarked for the patient community served by the organization. The SCDAA provides education, insurance counseling, pharmacy assistance, financial aid, coping skills development, and other supportive services and referrals to its patient community and their families. GirlTrek is the largest public health nonprofit for African American women and girls in the United States. With nearly one million women in the movement, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities.

“I could not be prouder of the members of the North Atlantic Region for this incredible donation to these two meaningful charities,” said Mary Bentley LaMar, Regional Director. “Both of these great organizations provide services and resources that support better health and wellness, and as a member of this great sorority, this is part of how we are addressing health disparities that affect our communities.” she added.

More than 5,000 members of the North Atlantic region will be in Baltimore through April 24 as part of the four-day conference.

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Liberia, Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea, South Africa, and in the Middle East. Led by International President Dr. Glenda B. Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha and its programs, visit

The North Atlantic region, led by Regional Director Mary Bentley LaMar, is the birthplace of Alpha Kappa Alpha and home to 149 graduate and undergraduate chapters in Massachusetts, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, DC, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. For more information on the North Atlantic Region visit


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