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Get the Scoop on Local Healthcare Sept. 7 at the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Women’s Extravaganza

By Rebecca Gitlen

Sept. 4, 2012. The Women’s Extravaganza is geared toward women, but it’s an experience for anyone in the community who wants to learn more about health services offered by the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and other healthcare providers, said Gillian Baker, vice president of corporate communications for Appalachian Regional Healthcare System.

The Women’s Extravaganza, sponsored by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, is a day of health and learning for women of the High Country. Get the scoop on women’s healthcare Friday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boone Mall.

“This is the first time we’ve done this to this magnitude with so many community organizations coming together,” Baker said. “This should be the first of many extravaganzas.”

Check out a yoga demonstration at 11 a.m., hands-on service opportunities, activities for children, a fashion show at 11:30 a.m. featuring mall fashions, Zumba at 1 p.m., health and wellness information and much more.

There will be information about stroke awareness from the stroke support group, diabetes education, breast cancer awareness and nutrition information. Representatives from the health department will encourage attendees to ‘Take Step Two’ and the Children’s Council will also be at the mall to discuss parenting. You can even schedule a mammogram with an Appalachian Regional Healthcare nurse.

Acupuncture practitioners and chiropractors will be available to answer your burning questions, and Appalachian State University health sciences will be doing body fat testing.

Nominations for the Daisy Award, an award for particularly caring and compassionate nurses at any level of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, will be accepted.

A few local businesses will also have booths. Earth Fare will be giving away samples of women’s vitality trail mix. 

This is a free event and open to the public. All ages and genders are welcome. 

There will also be door prizes. Enter to win two day passes to the spa at Westglow.

About Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Blowing Rock Hospital in Blowing Rock, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital in Linville and Watauga Medical Center in Boone have individually cared for High Country residents and visitors for decades. Now, these three unique hospitals make up the innovative team that is Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Working together, the hospitals are enhancing health care services available in the High Country while holding on to their values of compassion, integrity and excellence.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System stays committed to promoting health in the High Country, enhancing quality of life and simply “making life better.” This charge makes Appalachian Regional Healthcare System the premier healthcare system in this region.

For more information, visit www.apprhs.org/events/womens-extravaganza.