Elizabeth Smart to Speak at Healthy Woman Anniversary Event
Elizabeth Smart to Present Keynote Address at Healthy Woman Anniversary Event
Child-abduction survivor will speak on “Overcoming Adversity” at annual event in August.
FOLEY, AL (July 9, 2012) – Celebrating its fourth anniversary, the Healthy Woman program at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center will host keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart at a sit down dinner on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Smart will speak on Overcoming Adversity. The cost for the dinner is $40. Lenise Ligon with Fox 10 News will once again emcee the event. Prior to the keynote address, the Hospital will offer free health screenings from 6 – 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale July 13 and can be purchased by visiting SouthBaldwinRMC.com/HealthyWoman.
“This will truly be a beautiful, inspirational night out. I encourage everyone to call their friends and family and make it out for this event." said Kim Neal, Director of Marketing & Provider Relations and coordinator of the Healthy Woman program at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. "Our Healthy Woman advisory council puts in many hours to make certain every detail is perfect and we are extremely excited to bring another national speaker to our community. This event is open to anyone, women, men, children - everyone will be inspired by Smart's story.”
Elizabeth’s abduction and recovery has motivated and continues to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. She emphasizes the vigilance of everyday people in finding missing children and the belief that there is always hope; we can never stop searching for each and every missing child. Elizabeth’s example and life now is a daily demonstration that there really is life after a tragic event. Her speech will not only tell her story, but also discuss topics such as overcoming extreme adversity and not allowing your past to dictate your life's future.
Smart is currently involved in the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation”, and she has helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. Elizabeth is also a News Correspondent for ABC News.
The South Baldwin Regional Medical Center chapter of Healthy Woman launched in 2008 and is a network of over 1650 members and features a series or free monthly seminars, health fairs, education programs and interactive events focusing on empowering women to make informed health and well-being decisions for themselves and their family members. Women of all ages may join the program free of charge. For more information about the Healthy Woman program contact Kim Neal at (251) 949-3479.
About South Baldwin Regional Medical Center
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is a 112 bed, acute care hospital with 650 employees and has a network of medical clinics serving Baldwin County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offers over 32 medical specialties and the hospital offers services ranging from comprehensive digital imaging, a 24-hour emergency department, a 24-hour, 7 day a week certified Urgent Care & Imaging Center in Gulf Shores and much more.
The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including the Press Ganey Summit Award, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer in Key Quality Measures and an “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group. For more information, call (251) 949-3479 or visit SouthBaldwinRMC.com.