News
January 26, 2010
Delta Omicron Theta hosts Green and Pink Party

Lees-McRae College sorority Delta Omicron Theta will be hosting a Green and Pink Party on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in Evans Auditorium in the Cannon Student Center.

The Green and Pink Party will raise money for women stricken with obstetric fistula in third world countries. Obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury caused by unrelieved obstructed labor, affects women and girls living in poverty in the developing world.

As a result of their injuries, fistula sufferers leak urine, and sometimes feces, causing others to shun them. Most are relegated to the edges of society, unable to board a bus or share a meal with others. But fistula is both preventable and treatable.

On average, fistula repair surgery costs a mere $300. Such treatment enables women to return to society and teach other women about obstetric fistula and the importance of family planning.

During the Green and Pink Party two documentaries will be shown outlining family planning in third world countries and the affects of fistula. Afterward a group discussion will be held for anyone interested.

For more information or to make a donation please contact Charlie Herron at ch0062370@email.lmc.edu. Donations of any size are welcome and appreciated. The public is invited to attend. Donations of any size are welcome and appreciated. The public is invited to attend.

The Green and Pink Party was developed by One By One, a nonprofit organization committed to ending fistula, and the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest environmental organization. One By One and the Sierra Club recognize that women's voices and access to basic rights, including quality healthcare, are crucial to protecting the environment. When women have access to family planning information, they can more safely give birth to healthy children and often choose to have smaller families. Slowing population growth is key to long-term natural resource protection. For more information about the cause, click here.

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