Put yourself and your health first at this engaging event for women and girls of all ages
As women and young girls (high school) we devote a lot of our time to others. As mothers, daughters, workers, wives and friends in the daily shuffle of life we tend to forget about ourselves, we forget to put ourselves first. Because of this the Ida M. Johnson Foundation and Abbott Nutrition presents the YOU First Women & Girls Health Expo. The Expo will be taking place on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Frontier Airlines Center from 8am – 2pm.
The purpose is to increase awareness on the significance of health disparities; the critical impact on this region and the actions necessary to improve health outcomes for racial, ethnic, and underserved populations. We plan to inform and empower everyday women & girls by offering them information they need to process and understand health information/services in order to make appropriate health decisions for themselves and their families.
This event will be filled with nonstop learning and fun. We want to encourage women and girls of all ages to make healthier choices and take better care of their bodies but we also want to have a good time doing so. Our first 100 girlfriends at the door to register will receive a free bag of groceries provided by Growing Power Inc.
Come and meet National Gospel Recording Artist Crystal Aikin, from BET’s Sunday’s Best. Enjoy our workshops: “Ask The Doctors”, “Crash Course of Beauty Basics” sponsored by Nutress Hair, “Mommy Chat” sponsored by Abbott Nutrition, “1st Diversity Nurses Summit” of Greater Milwaukee, “Living With HIV” featuring Emmy Award Winner Rae Lewis-Thornton and “Let’s Work it Out Fitness Challenge” sponsored by YMCA. Plus visit our many vendors inside the “Health Pavilion” sponsored by American Heart Association.
“What I love about the You First Health Expo concept is that it is providing women the permission to embrace healthy habits and low-stress living. Healthy habits have a chance to develop if you place yourself first. They may take a little practice to develop, but will be well worth it in the long run in terms of health, relationships and life satisfaction. Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to put yourself first” says Azure’De Williams, Health Equity Director American Heart Association- MWA
Ladies are encouraged to come ready to learn and sweat. So come ready, dressed in your best workout clothes and YOU can win cash. Have your questions prepared to “Ask The Doctors” and just be ready to enjoy yourself and take charge of your life. Why? Because you “Deserve It.”
We would like to thank our sponsors Abbott Nutrition, American Heart Association, City of Milwaukee Health Department, YMCA of Greater Milwaukee, Sports Authority, Growing Power, Spring Burgess-Ashley State Farm, Nutress Hair Products, Black Child Development, Progressive Healthcare, Aurora Healthcare, Black Nurses Association-WI, Hispanic Nurses Association-WI and Philippine Nurses Association- WI, Girlfriends Health Guide for Everyday Women and 98.3 Fm.
More details about the YOU First Health Expo visit our website at www.idamj.org.