Sorority gives back

Dr. Mercedes Pernice, center, of Florida Allergy and Asthma Specialists, with, from left, Florida Bridgewater-Alford, president of the Gainesville/Alachua County Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter; Candice Ulmer, Cluster III community service project chairwoman and Gainesville AKA member; Marsha Lewis Brown of Tampa, AKA regional director; Cynthia Chestnut, general chairwoman of the Cluster III Conference and vice president of the Gainesville AKA; Ebony Robinson, Cluster III community service project co-chairperson and UF AKA member, and Deirdre Hilliard, UF AKA president.

AIDA MALLARD/Special to the Guardian
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:08 p.m.

Children who are asthma patients of SIMED, or Southeastern Integrated Medical Gainesville, will have fun with interactive toys and books while they wait to be seen by their physician, thanks to a donation from the Gainesville/Alachua County and the University of Florida chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., along with other chapters in the Cluster III, which includes Jacksonville, Ocala, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Brunswick, Ga., and Waycross, Ga.

The donation, which was presented Saturday to SIMED during a luncheon at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, consisted of 10 toys, eight games, 734 books, a toy box and a bookcase.

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