Womens Health Event offers chance to laugh, learn


LAURINBURG — The Scotland Memorial Foundation will bring education, fun, food, gifts to the First United Methodist Church, 101 W. Church St., for its yearly women’s health event on Saturday.

The day offers women of all ages the opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of health issues during the educational breakout sessions.

The 13th annual event, themed “Learn, Laugh, and Love,” will begin at 8 a.m. and include breakfast, lunch, and each attendee’s selection of three information sessions led by local medical providers and other professionals

For the breakout information sessions, each participant may choose topics in accordance with their individual health interests: from presentations on cancer, diabetes, hot flashes and weight gain to Zumba, self-defense, and cooking demonstrations.

Cholesterol, A1C, body fat, flexibility, blood pressure, and other health screenings will be offered just before the event at 7 a.m. The event ends around 2:30 p.m

Following the final morning breakout session, participants will be served a luncheon as they are introduced to keynote speaker Natalie Hahn, a Florence, South Carolina native who was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer while still a college student. Hahn parlays her experience with cancer into a demonstration of resilience, creativity, and encourages an outlook of “faith, not fear.”

Participants are asked to wear an article of red clothing for the “Go Red for Women” effort, the American Heart Association’s campaign to raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Those who bring three non-perishable food items as a donation to Church and Community Services will receive a gift from Scotland Memorial Foundation.

Scotland Memorial Foundation supports the Women’s Health Event with assistance from presenting sponsor Charlotte Radiology, which provides imaging services at Scotland Memorial Hospital, the Scotland Health Care System volunteer department, and funds raised at Putting on the Ritz.

Registration forms may be submitted by mail or at the hospital’s front desk. The cost of the event is $25 and payment must accompany each registration form. To register online, go to scotlandhealth.org and click on “Events” on the home page.

For information or to obtain a registration brochure, call Patrick Bines at 910-291-6933.

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