Delta Authors on Tour

Delta Authors on Tour

Delta Sigma Theta’s National Commission on Arts and Letters is pleased to announce Delta Authors on Tour, a literary component under the Sorority’s Project ART: Actively Redefining Together initiative. Through the DAOT program, local chapters raise money while supporting the arts; Delta authors sell and promote their books; and the Delta Research and Educational Foundation receives funds to support the Benbow-Noble Endowment for the Arts. What Is Delta Authors on Tour? DAOT was first established in August 2000 by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. members Stephanie Perry Moore, Trevy A. McDonald and Victoria Christopher Murray after the 45th National Convention in Chicago. These members envisioned a program that would allow Delta authors to promote their books while advocating for literacy and sharing information about writing and publishing. The Southern Region proudly kicks off a seven-month long national Delta Authors on Tour in Atlanta, GA, hosted by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter.  Read More

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer facts

Ovarian Cancer is a serious and under-recognized threat to women’s health:

  • Ovarian cancer, the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers, is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women.
  • Ovarian cancer occurs in 1 out of 57 women.
  • An estimated 14,000 American women will die from ovarian cancer each year.
  • Currently, about 50 percent of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer die from it within five years. Among African American women only about 46 percent survive five years or more.
  • Three out of four cases are detected in late stage when five-year survival is about 25 percent.

Watch 4 the signs: Bloating; Pelvic or abdominal pain; Urinary urgency or frequency; Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly

Ovarian cancer is very treatable when it is detected early, but the vast majority of cases are not diagnosed until the cancer has spread beyond the ovaries.

Content sources: www.gaovariancancer.org and www.ovarian.org