KATHY ONWU: CROWNED MISS AFRICA USA ON SATURDAY JUNE 29 2013 AT THE FILLMORE THEATER IN SILVER SPRING, MD. KATHY’S MISSION IS TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER AND PROMOTE EDUCATION OF THE GIRL CHILD IN AFRICA. SHE HAILS FROM ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.
She is the epitome of what it means to be an African girl in modern day
America. Kathy Onwu is a Bachelor’s of Science, Registered Nurse currently attaining her master’s degree in Nursing to become a family nurse practitioner. As an Ambassador for
Vanderbilt’s Coalition for Healthy Aging Women’s division, Kathy assists in their program by implementing their “Simply Pink” breast health workshops to educate others on the importance of self breast exams and early detection. Her passion for people
equips those with knowledge to better themselves in all aspects of life.
“Life is too short, so everyday I try strive to embrace the values of
life”. -Vala Inc.
Kathy’s nonprofit Vala inc. is founded upon the premies of advocating healthcare and encouraging education.
Kathy’s desire as Queen is rooted in
progression of Breast Health Awareness and education.
Within the states, her goal is to support the latest provision that was
passed by providing health care screenings, educational materials to
men, women and children of undeserved populations; while focusing on
Ultimately, her goal is to provide a not for profit women’s clinic in
Nigeria to advocate preventing the preventable in women and children of under served populations. By doing so, materials, and services will be provided to encourage women and young girls to maintain a healthy status.
” The free bird leaps
on the back of the win
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky” – Maya Angelou.
At one point, we (people)have felt captive to our dreams. I know why
the caged bird sings. My name is Kathy Onwu, and This is my song.