Sigma Kappa Sorority: Living with Heart for the Brain


The women of Sigma Kappa Sorority have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association® since 1984 to help realize our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Thousands of Sigma Kappa members have volunteered countless hours raising awareness for the Alzheimer’s movement and funds to accelerate the pace of discovery in Alzheimer’s research.

“Sigma Kappa sisters make a bold commitment every day: we live with heart,” says Sara Seely Chacon, Sigma Kappa national president. “As an organization of women who have dedicated their hearts to helping the elderly since the 1950s, we are fortunate to work so closely with the Alzheimer’s Association to end this disease that impacts women disproportionately.”

Over more than three decades of an unwavering commitment to our cause, Sigma Kappa sisters have raised and donated more than $5 million to the Alzheimer’s Association.

In 2014 Sigma Kappa Foundation pledged a bold commitment of $1 million as the first philanthropic investor in the Women’s Alzheimer’s Research Initiative. In recognition of this extraordinary commitment Sigma Kappa became a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Society, a group of philanthropists who set the bar for leadership giving, engagement and impact in critical mission areas of Alzheimer’s care, advocacy, awareness and research.

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Sigma Kappa also has stepped up their efforts as a national team in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®: In 2015 they became a platinum team for the first time, raising over $500,000. In 2016 Sigma Kappa excelled again, raising more than $1 million with 13,300 people walking. Start or join a Sigma Kappa Walk team

The Alzheimer’s Association is so thankful for the generosity and dedication of the women of Sigma Kappa to the elderly and to the Alzheimer’s disease movement.

For more information or to obtain support for your volunteer efforts, please contact Elizabeth Harder the Alzheimer’s Association’s liaison to Sigma Kappa, at or 502.595.7182.