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It's -Time for a change

 

Talk is cheap unless one actually takes action. We as a Community need to dig deep and realize that we are dying from diseases that we can prevent. It has lasted long enough and it is time for a change.

 

We as a Community need to realize that being part of the sedentary norm is absolutely not an option. It has lasted long enough and it is time for a change.

 

We as a Community need to realize that our kids need us to be healthy so we can show them the way. It has lasted long enough and it is time for a change.

 

We, as the Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, need to realize that we have to lead by example, before anything can truly change. It has lasted long enough and WE WILL CHANGE!"

-Lawrence Muruako

Look Brothers. The decline in our health as black men nationally and even world wide has lasted long enough. The leading cause of death among African American men is heart disease and 40.5% have been diagnosed with hypertension nationwide. Being masters of our fate and captains of our souls are just words if we allow it to be. 

Get Kappa Fit was created to educate, motivate, and inspire the Men of Kappa Alpha Psi to do better with there health and to help others do the same. Through this initiative, we will be collecting data which will help us pinpoint the areas of high need amongst all members dealing with chronic diseases, serve as a reminder for health screenings, and provide relevant information for the prevention of chronic disease. My hopes are that we will take massive action as an organization to bring awareness to our health and to actively pursue ways to do the same in our communities. As we take control of our health and become an organization that practices what it preaches, we will have the chance to inspire those around us to follow. That's what it means to lead by example!

I am calling all The Men of Kappa Alpha Psi to join the Get Kappa Fit movement. With your participation, we will be able to stand out among all other greek and non-greek organizations as Health Leaders in our Communities.