FROM STAFF REPORTS
The members of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc., will host a Purple Fight Lupus Benefit Fashion Show on April 12 at Bethune-Cookman University.
Although anyone can develop lupus, this disease mainly afflicts women of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells rather than foreign microbes such as bacteria or viruses.
When the healthy tissues are attacked it causes damage to many parts of the body such as the brain, skin, heart, joints, kidneys, lungs and blood vessels.
Funds going to foundation
“The ladies of the Epsilon Nu chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc., are blessed to be able to raise awareness through campus and community involvement and we will continue to uplift and fulfill our dedication to Service, Friendship, and Equality,” member Kwanza Johnson explained.
The fashion show is at the Michael and Libby Johnson Center of Civic Engagement on the campus of B-CU at 7:55 p.m. The cost for admission is $3. Funds will be donated to the Lupus Foundation.
The Beta Chi chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., also assisted with the preparations for the fashion show.
Contact Kwanza Johnson at 216-333-2797 for more information.