A $4 admission covers all exhibits, health screenings and
coupon for $1 off the admission price is available at
"Because we recognize that women are
often taking care of the health of everyone else in their families,
including their children, partners and parents, we want them to be
able to take some time for themselves at Memorial's Be Aware Women's
Fair," according to Tiffany Lowers, manager of Memorial Medical
Center's Outpatient Imaging Center at Baylis and chair of the Be
Aware Women's Fair organizing committee.
exhibits are scheduled for the event. Exhibitors will cover
topics including clothing, finance, fitness, health, beauty,
fashion, home decoration and education.
Proceeds from Memorial's Be Aware Women's Fair support the
mammography patient assistance fund at Memorial Medical Center.
"This fund supports women who may need additional tests after
receiving a positive result from a mammogram but cannot afford the
associated expenses," Lowers said.
Fairgoers can also support the fund in two other ways during the
Be Aware Women's Fair: by purchasing raffle tickets or leaving tips
when you pick up a free "mocktail." Prizes worth more than $5,000
have been donated to the fair's two
raffle drawings, which will be at 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Winners
must be present to win. The free "mocktails"
will be served at two stations in the Orr Building, and tip jars
will be at each station.
Events scheduled for the
entertainment stage are a
belly-dancing performance at 9:30 a.m., a
Zumba dance fitness demonstration at 10:30 a.m. and a CrossFit
demonstration by Team Warrior Concepts at 11:30 a.m.
Stevens DJ Service
will provide music and will emcee the events on the entertainment
The three women chosen as this year's Super Survivors will reveal
their makeovers on the entertainment stage at 12:30 p.m. The women
are breast cancer survivors whose cancer journeys have been an
inspiration to others. They were chosen in a random drawing of
nominations in July.
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health screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol, body
fat, body mass index, bone density, blood sugar, spine health,
depression and lung function.
Other health initiatives include fitness evaluations from
SportsCare, stroke risk assessments by Memorial Stroke Center,
information on self-breast exams and skin cancer, electronic foot
scans by the
Springfield Running Center, and varicose vein screenings from
The Vein Clinic at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
The American Cancer Society will sponsor its annual
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that same day at the
Illinois State Fairgrounds. All registered walkers will be able to
show their Making Strides sticker for free admission to Memorial's
Be Aware Women's Fair.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Commodities Pavilion,
just west of the Grandstand. The walk begins at 9 a.m. at the
pavilion and goes through the Department of Natural Resources area.
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[Text from file received from
Memorial Medical Center]