POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Hundreds of women from South Mississippi got some valuable information at an annual event at Pearl River Community College which will help them lead healthier lives. The 5th Women's Health Symposium featured several types of health screenings and a panel discussion led by noted Mississippi physicians.
Attendees also checked out an art walk, before being entertained at a luncheon by The Voices, the college's vocal jazz ensemble.
"We feel that it's very important to host events, to serve the community and health is a major issue for the State of Mississippi, said Jana Causey, an instructor of biology at Pearl River Community College's Forrest County Center.
"They have an entertaining speaker and an educational speaker, both...the meal is lovely and then, we get to have tests for different things, like bone density, blood pressure," said Carol Hamilton, one of about 370 women who were registered to attend the symposium.
Those who attended were also addressed by author and cancer survivor Deanna Favre and some met reality TV's Master Chef and Poplarville native Whitney Miller, who was on hand to sign copies of her new cookbook.