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Thursday, November 26, 2015 This Week's Paper
9th Annual Women of Color Health Awareness Conference “First Family of Health” slated

A Free Health Event, Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the STAR Center, at 3873 S. 66th St.

Women, men and children attending the "First Family of Health" will find captivating activities, presentation and information, from the host of venues focusing on family and healthy lifestyles. The event includes an opportunity to get a mammogram, at no cost to participants, at Carol Milgard Breast Center.

First Family of Health is sponsored by Women of Color Health Awareness Committee of Pierce County, (WOC) with the support of many community partners. The WOC is a nonprofit organization with a goal to empower women to become the role model for healthy lifestyles in their family. This annual event is the largest health conference in Washington State that focuses on the needs and concerns of women of color.

Come early to hear retired Sen. Rosa Franklin, share her vision of a health community. Participants can chose from a variety of dynamic presentations throughout the day: Eating Well and Cooking on a Budget, Living Well with Chronic Disease, Understanding the Affordable Care Act, Adults and Children Living with Diabetes Conversation Map, Go Red Woman Heart Disease, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Domestic Violence Prevention, Mental Health Resources, and visit more than 30 community service and retail exhibitors with door prizes. New this year are resources to support young mothers, information on raising toddlers, and a families reading program. Back by popular demand, the day includes the, "Teen Girls Only" Planned Parenthood Conversation. Children will learn about being healthy through fun activities with Hope Heart Institute's "Youth Take Heart" and MultiCare' "5-2-1-0" campaign and can explore the fitness wall at the STAR Center's Discovery space. Everyone will have fun dancing with the 911 Dances, skipping rope with Nathanial Jackson, hula hooping with Hoopsmiles, or moving with the Zumba class.

For more information contact,contact Karol Brown at, or visit

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