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Women - Be in Charge!

Mar 06, 2015 by Heather

           I get goose bumps thinking about the upcoming Speaking of Women’s Health conference.  This event dates back to 1998 and King’s Daughters’ Health has been proud to be the presenting sponsor for every event.  I have had the pleasure of serving on the steering committee each year to help plan this sell-out event.  It has also been a true honor to have served as a speaker for eleven different breakout sessions over the years.

           This year’s upcoming spring conference scheduled for April 25th at Ivy Tech’s Madison campus, will bring together nearly 500 women for a day of health education, screenings, and of course – free stuff!  Yes, the popular Gift Bag filled with goodies from area sponsors and even door prizes help add to the smiles for the day (who doesn’t love the free stuff). J 

           This year’s theme BE Strong. Healthy. IN Charge. truly embodies the Speaking of Women’s Health program.  Women are typically the health care decision makers in the home.  If little Johnny is sick, it’s typically mom who makes the choice to schedule a doctor’s appointment or provide TLC at home to make him feel better.  SOWH, like so many wonderful programs for females, teach women how to improve their health through education.  It also provides the “take-charge” motivation that many powerful programs offer.  As a sister, mom, friend, and coach – I am reminded each day how blessed we are in our small community to have amazing programs for women and the future-women of our next generation.  Amazing organizations like Girls Incorporate, Girls on the Run, and even Speaking of Women’s health reminds girls of all ages that they are worth it!  If women take charge of their health, then they will have a positive impact on their families.  If women put an end to bullying and negative self-talk, then others will follow their lead.  If women say no and stand up for themselves, then the next generation will see that violence against women is not acceptable.   If women will be proud and celebration what makes them unique, then the girls who admire us will learn to honor their bodies and take pride in being true to themselves.

I invite you to

          BE STRONG.  Be strong physically and emotionally.
          BE HEALTHY.  Be healthy physically and socially.
          BE IN CHARGE.  Be in charge physically and mentally.

         Here’s a toast to strong women everywhere.  May we know them – May we be them – May we raise them.  Join us on Saturday April 25th for a fabulous day to celebrate women.  Tickets can be purchased at www.ivytech.edu/southeast  


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