|Area women invited to eat, learn at women's health event|
Area women of all ages are invited to enjoy a healthy breakfast, learn about tools for living well, and even do a little bit of exercise via line dancing and Dance Dance Revolution at the second annual North Dakota Women’s Health Connection, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20.
The free event is open to the public and will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Memorial Union. Featured talks and demonstrations on dance, nutrition, yoga, skin care, spirituality, and overall health will be given by various speakers including Pastor Kathy Fick, Dr. Carol Murie, Dietician Mandy Burbank, and Nurse Jennifer Tinkler. Exhibits, door prizes, and a healthy breakfast will be included and the first 300 registrants will receive a free gift bag.
The morning will feature a keynote session on goal achievement titled “Tools for Living Well” by Sandra Short, physical education, exercise science, and wellness professor at UND who teaches classes in sport sociology, research methods, and sport psychology. She works with athletes on performance enhancement, including setting and achieving goals. In 2007, she received the Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship Award from the College of Education and Human Development.
“The North Dakota Women’s Health Connection is an event to support women in becoming informed consumers and managers of their health and their health care needs,” said Susan Splichal, coordinator of the North Dakota Women’s Health CORE. “Area women of all ages can learn about nourishing their bodies and souls at the event, keeping them connected to a healthier tomorrow.”
A National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and the annual organizer of this event, The North Dakota Women’s Health CORE is located in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Financial sponsors of the event include the Region VIII Office on Women’s Health, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Altru Health System, and Dakota Medical Foundation.
To see the full schedule of events and pre-register online, visit www.med.und.edu or contact Susan Splichal at 777-3274 or email@example.com.