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Albany womens health expo postponed to next week

Women Are Worthy rescheduled to due inclement weather expected today

ALBANY — A women’s health event originally scheduled for today has been postponed to next week.

The “Women Are Worthy” Women’s Health Expo is now 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 about two dozen vendors and donations from area establishments that will be raffled. It was postponed due to the inclement weather anticipated today.

Mirian Worthy, after whom the clinic is named, is scheduled to speak. 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, according to Brook Shivers, the case manager at the clinic.

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.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (229) 888-3636.