News from the Reno-Sparks NAACP Committee on Health


May 8, 2008
CONTACT: Janet Serial
Phone: (775) 684-4232

MEDIA ADVISORY: Reno-Sparks NAACP Branch 1112 and Community Partners Celebrate National Women’s Health Week with “Beauty and Health” Informational Health Fair

Reno, Nev. — The Reno-Sparks NAACP Branch in collaboration with Ebony & Ivory Hair Salon, Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc., Second Baptist Church, Word of Life Ministries and Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren, Inc., will hold an Informational Health Fair Saturday, May 10th, at Ebony & Ivory Beauty Salon.

The event is part of the 9th Annual National Women’s Health Week coordinated by the Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Women’s Health Week is a nationwide initiative that calls attention to the importance of women’s health. During the week, families, health organizations, businesses, communities, the government and individuals come together to raise awareness about women’s health issues and educate women about simple steps they can take for a longer, healthier and happier life.

The theme for National Women’s Health Week 2008 is “It’s Your Time: Get Inspired. Get Healthy.”

WHAT: Informational Women’s Health Fair - Information related to various women’s health issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, HIV/AIDS; and a list of Learning Sessions being offered during Women’s Health Week at Health Access Washoe County (HAWC). The first ten (10) women to come in and sign-up for the Women’s Challenge will be eligible for a drawing and will receive a tote bag filled with health information and an incentive prize.

WHEN: Saturday, May 10th, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Ebony and Ivory Hair Salon, 1901 Prater Way, Sparks, Nevada

WHO: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a leading advocate in promoting health equity and addressing health disparities impacting people of color throughout the nation as well. The Reno-Sparks NAACP is committed to educating and mobilizing our member base and community partners to eliminate health disparities in the State of Nevada and improving health outcomes for all people of color, particularly the African-American population.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.






May 8, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Janet Serial
(775) 684-4232

Reno-Sparks NAACP Branch 1112 and Community Partners CELEBRATE NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK

Reno, Nev. — The Reno-Sparks NAACP Branch in collaboration with Ebony & Ivory Hair Salon, Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc., Second Baptist Church, Word of Life Ministries, and Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren, Inc., are joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week.

On Saturday, May 10th, Ebony & Ivory Beauty Salon will hold an informational health fair, where women in the community will be able to obtain pertinent information related to women’s health and a list of Learning Sessions being offered during Women’s Health Week at Health Access Washoe County (HAWC). The first ten (10) women to come in and sign-up for the Women’s Challenge will be eligible for a drawing and will receive a tote bag filled with health information and an incentive prize.

National Women’s Health Week is a nationwide initiative that calls attention to the importance of women’s health. During the week, families, health organizations, businesses, communities, the government and individuals come together to raise awareness about women’s health issues and educate women about simple steps they can take for a longer, healthier and happier life.

The theme for National Women’s Health Week 2008 is “It’s Your Time: Get Inspired. Get Healthy.”

As a leading advocate in promoting health equity, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has established specific national health goals for its local branch units to focus our efforts to address health disparities impacting people of color throughout the nation as well as in the State of Nevada.

The Reno-Sparks NAACP is committed to educating and mobilizing our member base and community partners to eliminate health disparities by addressing and improving health outcomes for all people of color, particularly the African-American population.

National Women’s Health Week provides a great venue for community-based and faith-based organizations to work collectively to educate and inform our members and other individuals about the importance of being active, eating healthy and obtaining regular routine health care screenings.

“National Women’s Health Week is important because it encourages women to make their health a top priority,” says Janet Serial, a Health Program Specialist for the State of Nevada Health Division, who chairs the Reno-Sparks Branch's Health Committee.

“Oftentimes women are the caregivers for their families and forget to take care of themselves. With National Women’s Health Week we remind women that they too need to visit the doctor, make sure your screenings are up-to-date and just take a minute to think about our health.”

National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 11, and will be celebrated until May 17, 2008.

National Women’s Check-up Day — a day where women across the country are urged to visit their doctor — will be held on May 12, 2008.

For more information about National Women’s Health Week, please visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw.

To learn more about this and other events, please visit renosparksnaacp.org.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.


 


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NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112

Lucille Adin, President
Rose Gordon, First VP, Youth Co-chair
Larry Wilson, Second VP, Labor & Industry Chair
Rev. Onie Cooper, Third VP
Janet West, Secretary
Patricia Wilson, Treasurer


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Reno, NV 89510
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