Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pekin Hospital to Host Spirit Girls’ Night Out on October 13

Pekin Hospital is hosting a fun-filled, fabulous Spirit Girls’ Night Out SM to inspire women to find “Their Best Health in The Bag” on Thursday, October 13 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Pekin Moose Lodge located at 2605 Broadway in Pekin.  The event is free to attend. 
This event will educate women on breast health, spine health, and the risk of exposure to radiation.  This fun and informative event is designed to move women towards better overall health and vibrant living.  In addition to valuable and relevant education, women will also enjoy mini spa sessions, health screenings, giveaways, bra fittings, massages, jewelry, purses, hairstyling, pizza samples, and lots of other fun activities.  Please call (309) 353-0662 to register.

The following roundtable sessions will all be offered at 5:00, 5:45, and 6:30 p.m.

Spine Health
Tracey DeLucia, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Breast Health
Nani Moazzam, M.D., General Surgeon*
*Licensed Independent Practitioner
Exposure to Radiation
Rachel Haynes, RT(R),
Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Instructor\I.C.C.

Although the primary goal of Spirit Girls’ Night Out is to educate women about their health risks, it is the action steps that follow that are the real reward.  “These events allow for women to come together in a trusted healthcare environment for information presented in an empowering format,” said Tanya Abreu, President and National Program Director, Spirit of Women Hospital Network.  “When you combine this with fun and friendship, they have the power to activate change: change that can positively impact the lives of these women and the lives of their families. Spirit Girls’ Night Out is in its 7th year and gaining in momentum with over 65 hospitals in cities all over the US working toward the same goal – enlightening, inspiring, and empowering women to take action over their health and the health of their families.”

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the US. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Spine health is an important public health issue: neck and back pain affect nearly 80% of American adults. It is the fifth most common reason for doctor’s visits, one of the main reasons for missing work, and the most common cause of work-related disability. Finally, the hot-button topic of radiation exposure is a national concern; join us to separate the facts from the fears.  The core of Spirit Girls’ Night Out is increasing awareness and fueling action: prevention and early detection saves lives!

Spirit Girls’ Night Out is organized and hosted by Pekin Hospital, a member of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, with support provided by Good Housekeeping Magazine. More than 65 other Spirit of Women hospitals will also host Spirit Girl’s Night Out events this fall – creating a national movement in women’s health.    

Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives with innovative health and community programs.  To learn more, please visit www.spiritgirlsnightout.com.

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