Cleveland MOTTEP Receives Funding to Support Crucial Health Awareness Initiatives

Cleveland, Ohio – December 9, 2020 – Cleveland Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) recently received funding that supports crucial health awareness and education initiatives, including $33,000 from Alpha Omega Foundation and a grant of $2,500 from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health (OCMH) for Minority Health Month 2021.

Alpha Omega Foundation

Cleveland MOTTEP received a donation of $33,000 from the Alpha Omega Foundation. These funds will help Cleveland MOTTEP with its mission of decreasing the number and rate of people in need of organ and tissue transplants through prevention education and increasing the number of organ and tissue donors in the Greater Cleveland minority community.

These funds were raised at the annual Amazing AKA Centennial 5k Run/Walks, which started in 2017. The events are hosted by the Alpha Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. For 108 years nationally and 100 years in Cleveland, the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, have dedicated themselves to promoting scholarship and providing community service.

It has become their tradition to seek out and give appreciation to like-minded community service collaborators, such as Cleveland MOTTEP, in the cities where they meet annually. The next Amazing AKA Centennial 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for May 8, 2021.

Ohio Commission on Minority Health (OCMH)

Cleveland MOTTEP has received a $2,500 grant from the OCMH for Minority Health Month 2021. Minority Health Month was created in 1989 to be a 30-day, high-visibility, health promotion and disease prevention campaign.

Conducted with and by community-based agencies and organizations, this celebration reaches into urban, suburban and rural areas of the state. Designed to provide crucial information on practicing disease prevention and promoting healthy lifestyles, this month also highlights the disparate health conditions between Ohio’s minority and non-minority populations.

In 2021, Cleveland MOTTEP will host virtual activities on April 10 and April 24 from 1-3pm that support friends and families of dialysis patients, offering holistic educational opportunities from renal experts, cooking and fitness demonstrations and more.

For more information, please contact:

Linda Kimble, Executive Director of Cleveland MOTTEP