AKA sorority to celebrate 100 years of service

NORCROSS - Outfitted in salmon pink and apple green, hundreds of women will walk through Norcross on June 28 to celebrate Alpha Kappa Alpha's 100 years of service - 1.908 miles for the organization's founding in 1908.

Alpha Kappa Alpha, a service sorority with involvement in projects such as Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life, has chapters worldwide and several in the metro Atlanta area. "It is a lifetime commitment," said Anita Nibbs, centennial president for the Phi Phi Omega chapter in Alpharetta.

The walk will celebrate a century of hard work and will support one of the sorority's main platforms: health.

"We're walking for healthy living, healthy hearts and healthy families," Nibbs said.

After the walk, Alpha Kappa Alpha is holding a health fair to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 11 a.m. at Brundage Park, ending downtown at Thrasher Park. The health fair and a subsequent picnic will commence at noon until 3 p.m.

Family, friends and other Greek organizations will join the Alpha Kappa Alpha members. The public is invited to the event, although they are not required to wear pink and green.

"It doesn't matter what color you're wearing," Nibbs said. "It's the cause - commerating our organization."