A first of its kind event in Sioux Falls is coming up Saturday October 3rd, on the Avera McKennan Campus called Pampering and Prevention. It's aimed at educating and celebrating women's health.
Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Avera Breast Center thought it would be a good idea to hold a Pampering and Prevention Celebration on Saturday from 8:00 to noon. Every half hour will feature mini-education sessions relating to women's health including Vitamin D Deficiency, Hormone Re-Balance, Urogynecology issues and Cardiac Health (just to name a few) and all are absolutely free.
While you're at the event you can also get a mammogram, but since that is not free you just need to call to schedule that before Saturday.
Avera Breast Health Manager Jill Schultz says, "We know that is a huge part of women's health we also know there are a lot of aspects to women's health. Education on the importance of mammography, knowing it should first be done first at the age of 40 and yearly after that. We want to make it more of a fun event and take away some of the anxiety. It is important to do it for your own health and be an advocate of your own health."
If you need another incentive the Diamond Room in Sioux Falls has donated a necklace of cultured pearls for a drawing. Someone who goes to the event will leave with the beautiful string of pearls. A pink cashmere wrap will also be given away in a drawing.
Schultz says, "We will also be offering 4 different mini exercise classes throughout the morning. It's a good time to try out tai chi or Pilates to see if something you like and are interested in."
But the main thing organizers hope is that as women you are interested in you and your health. You are worth the pampering and Lord knows we all need to prescribe more in prevention.
The Pampering and Prevention Celebration is this Saturday October 3rd at the Avera Doctor's Plaza #2 on the Avera McKennan Campus. To register or schedule your mammogram CALL 877-AT-AVERA or visit www.AveraThinkPink.org, or www.AveraCancer.org.
If you can't make it to the Pampering & Prevention Saturday morning, you can join Live Chats online with each presenter at www.LivingWellCommunity.com 8-Noon.