Health And Financial Wellness Conference Exclusively For Women And Girls To Be Sept. 16

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Chattanooga Chapter, Inc. and the Mayor’s Council for Women are partnering to host the second annual Make It Matter! Make It Happen! Make It a Healthy Lifestyle! health and wellness financial conference for women and girls. This year’s event will be held at the Family Justice Center on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"More than 200 women and girls, ranging in age from 12 to 90, attended last year’s inaugural health and wellness conference.
This year, we are looking to have an even greater impact by expanding the dialogue to include financial matters. As well, the Mayor’s Council for Women is joining this effort as we all work to impact the lives of women and girls in our community.

"Topics include, but are not limited to, sex education, domestic violence, self-esteem, as well as the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.  Because there are certain diseases that are predominate among females, it is important that a comfortable environment is cultivated that encourages women and girls to openly and honestly dialogue about their health concerns. For that reason, only female health care providers, speakers, and exhibitors have been invited to participate," officials said.

The conference is free and limited to 225 participants.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration is open and ends Sept. 9.  All interested women and girls may pre-register by calling 423-778 (LINK) or 423-778-5465.  Walk-ins will be accommodated if space permits. Minors will require written permission from a parent or legal guardian to attend the conference.

Front Porch Alliance is this year’s Platinum Sponsor. The luncheon sponsor is SunTrust Bank.


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