For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

July 6, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Kristin Tutino, 585-258-0253, ktutino@wxxi.org

SPEAKING OF WOMEN’S HEALTH COMES TO ROCHESTER IN SEPTEMBER
Tickets are on sale now: http://wxxi.org/swh

(Rochester, New York) July 6, 2005 – Speaking of Women’s Health (SWH) will host a day-long conference in Rochester, for the third year in a row, as part of their 2005 national tour. Speaking of Women’s Health is presented in Rochester by WXXI Public Broadcasting, and is sponsored locally by Strong Health, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Senator Joseph Robach, PHA Health, Wellness and Fitness Centers, WHAM TV-13, WHAM 1180, and Mix 100.5. The event will be held on Friday, September 16 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Early bird tickets are just $30 until September 1, and can be purchased by calling 585-258-0203 or visiting wxxi.org/swh.
The day-long Speaking of Women’s Health Conference includes national speakers, health screenings, a continental breakfast, fabulous luncheon, and a luxurious gift bag for every attendee. This year’s health initiatives are sexuality, sponsored by P&G; osteoporosis, sponsored by Actonel; and beauty sponsored by L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline New York/Garnier. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to talk with more than a dozen local health care professionals from Strong Health about their health, wellness and lifestyle. In addition, SWH will have more than 12 breakout sessions on topics including nutrition and diet, Tai Chi, diabetes and ovarian cancer.
The morning keynote speaker is Deborah Kern, Ph.D. who will present Keeping Your Life Power Full – Desire, Vitality and Balance, sponsored by P&G. Dr. Kern, author of Everyday Wellness for Women and Create the Body Your Soul Desires: The Friendship Solution to Weight, Energy and Sexuality, will talk about the power women have and how to harness that power for their own health and well-being. Guests will learn how to keep their lives full of desire, vitality and balance, and in turn celebrate physical, emotional and spiritual health.


The afternoon keynote speaker is the internationally acclaimed motivational speaker Barbara Braunstein. In Make Your Mind UP, Not Down, Barbara offers very specific strategies to stay "realistically optimistic.” Guests will leave feeling in control, energized and ready to tackle the world!
The National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation (NSWHF) invites all women this year to embrace “Sunflower Power – It’s In Your Hands” in 2005! The organization encourages women to take charge and embrace the personal, physical and emotional power that women have to enhance their health, well-being and personal safety.
Since 1996, NSWHF has coordinated conferences and special events that raise funds to help support projects related to women’s health and well-being. “This has been a fabulous decade for women everywhere,” states NSWHF Founder and CEO Dianne Dunkelman. “We’ve learned that through education and information, we can truly take charge of our health and well-being for ourselves and our loved ones…and we’ve had such fun bringing this message to millions of women!”


Speaking of Women’s Health is supported by National Sponsors P&G, Wal-Mart, Lifetime Television for Women, American Greetings, Ensure, Pfizer, Kellogg’s, Hanes, Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine, Schick Intuition, L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline New York/Garnier and Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages.

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The National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, whose mission is “to educate women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety.” Founded in 1996, Speaking of Women’s Health ® (SWH) hosts more than 40 conferences and events across the country, educating and empowering women in a pampering environment. The national foundation works with community hospitals and organizations at a grassroots level, and reinvests into local women’s health through Community Investment Grants. SWH includes two Minority Health Programs – Universal Sisters and Hablando de la Salud de la Mujer; community events and education centers with free health brochures in Wal-Mart stores nationwide; and a weekly television show, Lifetime’s Speaking of Women’s Health. Please visit [ http://www.speakingofwomenshealth.com ]www.speakingofwomenshealth.com or call 1-866-SWH-INFO for more information.

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