In spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, sorority and foundation donate iPads to Sparrow patients

What: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and its message of service, the Lansing chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Pearls of Excellence Foundation are donating iPads to Sparrow patients to help them stay in contact with their families during the pandemic. Leaders of the sorority and the foundation will present the iPads to Sparrow leaders. Also planning to attend are U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin and state Rep. Sarah Anthony.  Interviews available with those attending, along with video of a brief ceremony.

Where: Outdoors at the Women Working Wonders courtyard in front of the Sparrow Plaza Building (Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center), 1140 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Media may park in Ramp B, which adjoins the Cancer Center.

When:  TODAY, Monday, Jan. 18, noon

Additional information: Any reporter or media wishing to participate should contact John Foren, Spokesperson, Media and Public Relations, at 517.364.8093 or 517.256.1743.


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit