Nominations will be accepted until noon Thursday, June 30. Three
nominees will be selected in a random drawing later that afternoon.
Because the selection is a random drawing, people are welcome to
nominate women from previous years who werenít chosen.
People can mail their nominations to Super Survivor, c/o Memorial
Medical Center Foundation, 701 N. First St., Mail Code 61,
Springfield, IL 62781, or email them to
People can also nominate someone by going to the Super Survivors
page at BeAwareWomensFair.com.
Each Super Survivor will receive a makeover including a visit to BJ
Grand Salon and Spa the day before and the morning of the Be Aware
Womenís Fair, free admission to the womenís fair, a new outfit to
unveil the day of the event and other gifts.
Memorialís seventh annual Be Aware Womenís Fair will run from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Orr Building on the Illinois
Nominations must include the following information: nominatorís name
and phone number; nomineeís name, age and phone number; and a brief
explanation of how the nomineeís cancer journey has been
inspirational to those around her.
Admission to the Be Aware Womenís Fair is $4. Proceeds from
Memorialís Be Aware Womenís Fair will go toward the foundationís
breast cancer patient assistance fund, which provides financial
assistance to breast cancer patients for items or services that can
help meet basic needs, decrease stress or improve the healing
process, such as compression gloves, wigs or premade meals.
[to top of second column]
An estimated 100 booths featuring local exhibitors will cover a wide
range of topics, including finance, fitness, health, beauty,
fashion, home decoration, education and nutrition.
The event will again feature numerous health screenings, including
blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat and bone density.
The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer walk that same day at the Illinois State
Fairgrounds. All registered walkers will receive free admission to
Memorialís Be Aware Womenís Fair.
Registration for the walk begins at 8 a.m. at the Commodities
Pavilion, just west of the Grandstand. An opening program begins at
9 a.m. at the pavilion, with the walk to follow through the
Department of Natural Resources area. The closing ceremony will be
held about 10:45 a.m. on the stage at the Be Aware Womenís Fair.
For more information, visit BeAwareWomensFair.com or the eventís
Facebook page at Facebook.com/MemorialsBeAwareWomensFair.
[Michael Leathers, Memorial Health