Sorority brings awareness to March of Dimes

From left are Linda Howard, President Josephine Winder, and Candance Grayson.

Mu Omega Zeta Member Linda Howard’s church, St. Mary Baptist Church in Natchitoches, Pastor Ardonul Brinson, and the congregation recently held the annual Pre-Mature Awareness Sunday Program to bring awareness to the March of Dimes’ efforts to inform the public, raise funds and take actions to prevent premature births.

This article published in the Dec. 25, 2021, print edition

According to the March of Dimes, “Prematurity affects 1 out of 10 babies in the United States.” Zeta Phi Beta has partnered with the organization for over 45 years. President Josephine Winder and Candance Grayson also attended the service. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is an international, historically black Greek-lettered sorority founded on Jan. 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C, by five women affectionately known as “The Five Pearls.”

From left are the Rev. Ardonul Brinson and Candance Grayson.

The five coeds chose the name Zeta Phi Beta. Phi Beta was taken from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated to “seal and signify the relationship between the two organizations.” Our founding principles are Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. Our motto is: A community-conscious, action-oriented organization.