Mercy Fort Scott’s Spirit of Women Initiative is hosting the fifth annual Spirit Girls’ Night Out on Monday, November 5 at Fort Cinema at 224 S. 18th St. in Fort Scott. This year’s event, titled “Be Dazzling,” is sure to bring a sparkle to a cool November evening with the girlfriends.
The event is specifically designed to offer women valuable health-related information about nutrition, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight to ward off long-term health problems. In addition to education, women can enjoy free health screenings, chick flicks, dark chocolate, refreshments and the chance to win valuable door prizes.
Although the primary goal of Spirit Girls’ Night Out is to educate women about their health risks, it is the action steps that follow that are the real reward. “These events allow for women to come together in a trusted healthcare environment for information presented in an empowering format,” said Tanya Abreu, President and National Program Director, Spirit of Women Hospital Network. “When you combine this with fun and friendship, women have the power to activate change: change that can positively impact the lives of these women and the lives of their families.”
Health education, health screenings, and fun will be woven throughout the evening to emphasize the importance of awareness of all of the health issues affecting women today. Besides these important educational segments, the night will also include the showing of chick flicks.
Admission is free but tickets are required. Spirit Girls Night Out tickets are available at the Mercy Hospital Registration Desk, the Mercy Medical Plaza at 902 S. Horton, and the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce. Each ticket will be entered in a drawing for door prizes.
Women may choose from one of three movies offered this year:
The Help (PG 13), an Academy Award winning drama about an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s who decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis
Joyful Noise (PG 13), a comedy/musical starring Dolly Pardon and Queen Latifah about a gospel singing troupe with a newly appointed director heading into a national competition
Temple Grandin (PG), a Golden Globe winning true story of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists and highly recognized specialists in the humane livestock handling industry
Doors open at 6 p.m. for screenings and movies start at 7 p.m.
Spirit Girls’ Night Out is organized and hosted by Mercy Hospital, a member of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network. For more information, call Mercy’s Spirit of Women Coordinator at 620-223-8094.