ChristianaCare’s Community Health Outreach and Education team, a part of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, was honored with a Community Excellence Award by the Sigma Zeta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha. The team was recognized at the chapter’s 30th anniversary celebration on January 25.
The theme of the event, Cultivating Excellence Through 30 Years of Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service, “is an opportunity to recognize and honor community leaders that we have successfully partnered with,” said Shealese Russell-Reams, event chair.
“ChristianaCare’s Community Health Outreach and Education program was selected as one of our community leaders based on its commitment to bringing cancer screening, prevention and education into Delaware communities,” Russell-Reams said.
Program manager Nora Katurakes, MSN, RN, OCN, said the team began working with Sigma Zeta Omega in 2013 during the inaugural African American outreach breast education event, Every Woman Matters.
Katurakes, who has been doing community health and education outreach work for ChristianaCare since joining the health system in 1998, said, “we greatly appreciate the recognition and look forward to working with the sorority in the future.”