St. Joseph hosts Positively Pink Party for women on Wednesday

Positively Pink

Positively Pink Party celebrates Women’s Health and Fitness Day

St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting a Positively Pink Party on Wednesday, September 26 from 9 to 11 am at the Alex George Auditorium at 1000 Carondelet Drive, Bldg D. The exclusive health fair for women will include multiple vendors, free health screenings, refreshments, giveaways and door prizes.

The Positively Pink Party at St. Joseph Medical Center is in support of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. The goal of this event is to encourage women to take control of their health: to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices, and to make time for regular physical activity. Because of its grassroots nature, the event provides an excellent opportunity for local organizations to showcase the health-related programs and services they offer to women in South Kansas City.

Every vendor has a door prize which will be raffled off at the end of the event. Participates do not need to be present to win.Vendors include Mary Kay Cosmetics, Tupperware, Sensegence and LipSense, Paparazzi jewelry, Pampered Chef, LuluRoe Leggings and many more. (Vendors are still being accepted.)

The free health screenings provided are for  peripheral artery disease, blood pressure, balance and BMI. There will also be $90 3D mammograms and $50 cardioscans.

“Screening tests are important because it the best way to find the medical conditions at an early stage when treatment is feasible, easy and less expensive.” said Kirk Sloan, MD Chief Medical Officer with St. Joseph Medical Center. The American Cancer Society states that screening can find or even prevent about half of the new cancer cases.

For more information, email kchalmers@primehealthcare.com or call 816-943-5755.

[This story has been updated to correct an error on the  cost of the mammogram.]

 

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