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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Journey to Wholeness & the Women of Travelers Rest Baptist Church present: Celebrating Go Red and Women's Health "Becoming a Better You."

Journey to Wholeness & the Women of Travelers Rest Baptist Church present: Celebrating Go Red and Women's Health "Becoming a Better You."

Heart attack survivors and Ohio area women come together to promote heart healthy awareness and celebrate women’s health.

Columbus, Ohio (March 20, 2010) – Journey to Wholeness and The Women’s Ministry of Travelers Rest Baptist Church share a deep concern for the increasing number of women suffering and dying from heart disease. In an effort to increase heart healthy awareness to the women in the local community they are hosting the “Celebration for Go Red & Women’s Health – Becoming a Better You” on Saturday, April 24th from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 1533 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43211. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 614-890-6497.

This event is in recognition of Heart Disease Awareness Month in February and ties into Wear Red Day, which is a national initiative to raise awareness of the importance of heart health in women. Professional staff will be on hand to provide screenings, health assessments and fun activities that promote good health. It will also empower women with the knowledge and tools they need to take a positive action to reduce their risks of heart disease and protect their health. By realizing your heart risks early, you can work with your physician to reduce the chances of getting heart disease.

Dr. Quinn Capers, MD., a well respected cardiologist from the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at The Ohio State University will provide a frank but informal presentation on “Women & Heart Disease”. He will address key points such as women’s risk level of heart disease, how stress and diet affects women’s health, how to talk to your doctor, and how to lower your personal risk for heart disease.

Pamela Conn, a certified Zumba fitness instructor from Urban Active Fitness will get the crowd pumped up by showing quick, fun exercises that they can do to get their heart rate up.

"A healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease," said Linda Evans, Founder of Journey to Wholeness. “It is only recently that women have become aware that they need to be more proactive about their heart health. Women need to take charge of their heart health, and make the right choices that relate to proper nutrition, physical activity, doctors' visits and their general health, which are essential for a longer life." Our program’s intention is to provide the most up-to-date heart information so women will continue to make healthy choices throughout their lives.

In honor of the event, Michelle M. Mills, MSSA, LSW, President/CEO of St. Stephens Community Center (1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219) is being presented with the Journey to Wholeness and the Rest Women’s Ministry - Woman of Worth Award. The award is being presented to Ms. Mills for the leadership and impact of St. Stephens within the Linden Community. Her leadership has provided numerous programs for the youth, adults and elderly making significant lifestyle changes. She is a national and local speaker, giving workshops and presentations to various organizations and her extensive social services career has earned her numerous awards and recognitions such as the Who’s Who Black Columbus Influential Community Leader 2006 - 2008 and the coveted Marian and Walter English scholarship award for professional development, the 2007 Empowered Woman Award Columbus, Ohio, and Business First Central Ohio “40 Under 40” emerging leaders, among many others.

Over 100 women in the community are expected to attend this celebration. For more information regarding the Celebration for Go Red & Women’s Health, please contact Linda Evans at 614-890-6497 or visit

About Journey to Wholeness: Journey to Wholeness is a personal and professional development company dedicated to women's financial freedom and to strengthening their spiritual, mental and physical being. Our Message: Every girl and woman should be educated appropriately to assist in making the right decisions applicable to her life. Our Approach: To host conferences that addresses the holistic needs of women of ALL ages. Journey to Wholeness provides industry experts from community/state agencies, businesses and the global market place to speak on topics that are relevant to the needs of women. Our Objective: To educate, equip and empower women of ALL ages in personal, spiritual, mental and physical development to enhance their quality of life.

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1 comment:

Engagement Ring said...

Somewhere we lose sight of our wholeness and of our holiness. We begin to look in the outer world for something to fill the void that is gaping open inside of us.