Ladies Night Out scheduled
As part of their second Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics is sponsoring their second Ladies Night Out function at their Cottonwood Medical Clinic on Thursday, April 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All women of all ages are welcome. The focus of this evening’s event is women’s health care with an emphasis on being active. There will be informal speakers on activity of all ages and the free goody bags will include items to promote exercise and good health.
“We had a great turnout for our first Ladies Night Out in February and we’re looking forward to our second. Those women who attended the first one are certainly welcome back for this one. We’d also like to extend a welcome to everyone to join the fun and bring a friend or two. It’s an evening designed just for females,” said Stephanie Wagner, SMHC Clinics Coordinator.
In addition to goody bags for every attendee and chances to win door prizes women who attend will have an opportunity to talk with female health care providers and ask questions about their own health. They can also have a female wellness exam. The Komen grant will cover the cost for Idaho County residents who have not had an exam within the past year and are uninsured or underinsured. If a woman has insurance that will cover the cost of the exam the company will be billed.
“We will keep the source of payment strictly confidential,” said Shari Kuther, RN. “We want to provide an atmosphere that is fun and non threatening for women. We’re encouraging mothers to bring their daughters; girlfriends to come together; aunts to bring nieces and neighbors to bring neighbors. We’re also hoping the evening hours would be more convenient for working women.”
Women wanting a wellness exam that evening should call the clinic, 962-3267, to schedule a time. Staff will also be available during the event to schedule mammograms. The Komen grant will also cover mammograms for eligible women.
The award was made possible through the Boise affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. It will provide free mammograms for 40 women and cover the cost of wellness exams for 100 women. They also awarded North Central District Health Department a grant to raise breast cancer awareness and to educate women in the area.