ALBANY — In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, which continues through Saturday, the women’s clinic with Albany Area Primary Health Care is hosting an event to promote educational efforts regarding women’s health.
The Women Are Worthy Women’s Health Expo is being held at the Mirian Worthy Women’s Health Center, 401 S. Madison St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 22.
Usually held during National Women’s Health Week, this year’s event is expected to include 27 vendors and donations from area establishments that will be raffled. It was originally scheduled to take place this week, but has been postponed due to weather.
“We are growing it every year,” said Brook Shivers, the case manager at the Mirian Worthy Center. “Last year, it was small with 10 vendors and 100 visitors. There are 27 vendors this year. … It seems to be growing each year.”
Mirian Worthy, after whom the clinic is named, is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m., Shivers said.
Shivers said some of the items expected to be raffled include gift cards and baskets from area car washes, nail salons, restaurants, as well as Target, Publix and Homerun Foods. Some jewelry also has been donated for the raffle, Shivers said.
Among the expected vendors are the Carlton Breast Health Center; the SOWEGA Council on Aging; Women, Infants and Children (WIC); AAPHC Glover Dental Center; Girls Inc.; Phoebe Network of Trust; Dougherty County Emergency Medical Services, and Centering Pregnancy. There is also expected to be information on HIV and vocational rehabilitation, along with information on the childbirth classes that are offered at the center. There will food at the event as well, Shivers said.
Many of the vendors will be there to help advance the women’s health message.
“We just want to promote self-breast exams, Pap smears, checkups and women making sure they stay on (healthy lifestyles),” Shivers said.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (229) 888-3636.