Elizabeth Smart to Present Keynote Address at
Healthy Woman Anniversary Expo
Child-abduction survivor will speak on “Overcoming Adversity”
at annual event in September.
WEATHERFORD, TEXAS (June 18, 2012) – Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Healthy Woman program at Weatherford Regional Medical Center will host keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart at a sit down dinner on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at SouthWest Ford in Weatherford. Smart will speak on Overcoming Adversity. The cost for the dinner is $25. Prior to the keynote address, the Hospital will offer a free shopping exposition and health fair featuring many local businesses and health providers from 4 – 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale July 30 and can be purchased by calling (817) 341-7465 or visiting WeatherfordRegional.com/HealthyWoman.
“"This will truly be a beautiful, inspirational night out. I encourage everyone to call up their friends and make it out for this event." said Debi Richardson, Director of Marketing and coordinator of the Healthy Woman program at Crossroads. "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. I want to mention that this event is open to anyone - women, men, children - everyone will be inspired by Smart's story."This will be a beautiful, inspirational evening. I encourage everyone to call their friends and make it out for this event.” said Emily Lewis, Healthy Woman Coordinator at Weatherford 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. Every woman in attendance 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 every day 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 Weatherford Regional chapter of Healthy Woman launched in 2007 and is a network of over 650 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 Healthy Woman or how to become a vendor at this year’s event, contact Emily Lewis at (817) 599-1161.
About Weatherford Regional Medical Center
Weatherford Regional Medical Center is a 99-all private bed hospital and a network of medical clinics serving Parker County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offers over 31 medical specialties and the hospital offers services ranging from comprehensive imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, an expanded ICU, labor and delivery suites and much more.
The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including Press Ganey Summit Award, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer in Key Quality Measures and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, call 817-341-CARE (2273) or visit www.weatherfordregional.com.