Coffey Health System’s annual Women’s Health Conference reaches its silver anniversary this year. The conference will be at Burlington High School on Wednesday, October 11. A social hour with appetizers begins at 5:30 in the commons area. Presentations begin in the theater at 6:30 p.m.
The Women’s Health Conference combines lifesaving information with a fun atmosphere. Women of all ages are welcome. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required. Call (620) 364-2121 Ext. 4174 or register online at www.coffeyhealth.org. “Goody bags” are available for the first 300 women registered.
“This event has grown exponentially over the years, and we are planning some special treats to celebrate our twenty-five year milestone,” said Director of Marketing Tracy Campbell. “Our keynote presentation will be a panel discussion with breast cancer survivors who will share their stories and offer suggestions for ways we can all be supportive of someone who is battling cancer.”
A brief presentation will review the many services and physicians who make up Coffey County Hospital’s Specialty Clinic.
Participants will also learn about the latest developments in the fight against breast cancer from Mammography Technologist Mary Ann Magnuson.
“One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, so it is vital that women understand the importance of mammography and that they know the facts about breast cancer,” Magnuson explains. “We encourage women of all ages to know their family history and learn about risk factors of breast cancer, so we’re going to focus extra attention on those factors.”
The event also features informational booths from local businesses and organizations. The hospital auxiliary, Friends of Coffey Health System, will have a special booth to receive donations for their annual military care package project.
“We are excited to once again partner with the auxiliary to send care packages to female soldiers stationed overseas. We invite everyone to bring a little something to brighten holidays,” Campbell explained. “Things that we take for granted are actually great luxuries to female soldiers in foreign lands. Items such as travel-sized toiletries or lotions, hair bands, lip balm, or socks are greatly appreciated.”
Visit coffeyhealth.org for more information about the Women’s Health Conference and the military care package project.
Director of Marketing & Public Information Officer
Coffey Health System
801 N. 4th, Burlington, KS 66839