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8th Annual Women of Color Health Awareness Conference

8th Annual Women of Color Health Awareness Conference

by KING 5

KING5.com

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:53 AM

 “First Lady of Health”, Honoring Mrs. Michelle Obama

This free community event:  September 8th, 2012, 8:am to 3:30pm,  Bethlehem Baptist Church; Family Life Center, 4818 Portland Ave, Tacoma WA 98404.
The Women of Color Health Awareness Committee of Pierce County together with their sponsors: Bethlehem Baptist Church Health Ministry, The US Dept.  Of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office on Women’s Health Region X, to promote Healthy Lifestyles for Older Women,  Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Franciscan Health System & MultiCare Health Care, The Hope Heart Institute, Regence Foundation, Goodwill Industries, is hosting the: 8th Annual Women of Color Health Conference; honoring the First Lady of Health; Michelle Obama.
“Mrs Obama’s national outreach program, Let’s Move!, addressing childhood obesity was the catalyst which led our committee to choose the theme: “First Lady of Health.”  Women are the “First Ladies” in their households and primarily responsible for their family’s nutrition promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
    With the focus on health lifestyles, the day will kick off at 8:30 with a continental breakfast and a personal health assessment and goal setting activity.  Attendees will find something that will captivate their interest; as the event has a host of venues. 
 The Evergreen Hospital luxurious mobile mammography coach will be on site to provide free  mammograms.  Pre-registration is required for this screening. Information regarding free mammograms; contact Linda Alexander @ 253-862-2858  or Email: Presstarladyaee@aol.com
Activities include:  Dynamic presentations by local health care specialist that provide education, motivation and empowerment for women, girls, and men attendees.  Cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, an interactive cooking demonstration and physical activity breaks.  There are topics for women of all ages, with a special selected topics of to promote healthy lifestyles for older women such as living well with chronic disease management, education such as; diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke; as these are the leading chronic diseases and cause of death for women of color.  The Tacoma Dental Village will be on site as well to provide free dental cleanings provided to children.  There are also be a framers market with fresh fruits and vegetables, information exhibits and retail vendors with an assortment of personal and gift items. 
This exciting free event includes the 8th Annual Susan G. Komen sponsored Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon.  This year our luncheon keynote speaker is one of Tacoma’s finest Breast Surgeons: Dr. Lynne Clark.  This is the time when cancer survivors are honored and celebrated.
Further, representatives from the Milgard Breast Center will be available to educate and demonstrate how to perform: Self Breast examinations (SBEs) .Through SBEs, many women have found their own tumors; leading to early diagnosis and treatment with favorable outcomes

Pre-registration is highly encouraged; you can register on-line by visiting: www.WOChealthawareness.comCall Ruby Cox @ 253-671-1220 or Email: grandma2311@hotmail.com  On-site registration begins at 08:00 am.

Point of contact is: Karol Brown Event Chairperson @ 253-581-1954.
 

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