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|Women's Opportunity Network Hosts Lifestyles Fair Wedneday
|In celebration of International Women's Day, the Women's Opportunity Network will hold their 2nd annual Lifestyles Fair at Monmouth College on Wednesday, March 11th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Huff Athletic Center.
This year's theme for the Lifestyles Fair is cancer prevention and awareness. During the fair, participants will have the opportunity to learn about cancer awareness and prevention. The keynote speaker for the event this year will be Kelli Evans, Health Initiatives Manager, for the American Cancer Society in the Quad Cities. Kelli has been with the American Cancer Society for 8 years and prior to that she worked at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. In her current position she focuses on Prevention and Early Detection education, Patient Navigation Services, Advocacy, and Research.
The Lifestyles Fair will feature 56 exhibitors including local women owned and operated businesses, as well as a variety of educational exhibits on health, business, women's issues and other topics. In addition to a keynote speaker, the fair will also feature a demonstration of pilates by Carrie Jones of the Warren County YMCA and a demonstration of blown glass bead making by local artist Wendy Allaman. The first 100 participants will receive a free tote bag provided by the Warren County Health Department and "Ticket for a Cure."
During the event participants will be asked to take part in a scavenger hunt for information on breast cancer. Participants that complete the scavenger hunt will be entered in a raffle for grand prize worth over $200. In addition, hundreds of dollars of gifts will be raffled off by the individual exhibitors during the fair. For an extra treat the massage club from Carl Sandburg College will be on hand to give free massages for our participants!
This free event is open to the public and no reservation is necessary to attend. The fair is being coordinated by a committee comprised of representatives from Prairie Tech Learning Center, the Western Illinois Economic Development Partnership, the Illinois Entrepreneurship Center Network, Western Illinois University, Petersen Health Care, Courtyard Estates, Midwest Bank of Western Illinois, The Warren County Health Department, the American Association of University Women, Monmouth College and Country Financial.
The WON Lifestyles Fair is brought to you in part by a grant from the American Association of University Women. For more information about the event or to request a registration form, contact the Prairie Tech Learning Center at (309) 734-1068.
(Submitted by the Women's Opportunity Network)
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