Inspiring Women Inspiring Health

In March, forty-three young women from seven area high schools attending the Inspiring Women: A Health Career Day thanks to a grant from the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund. The grant funding provided presentation materials for speaker sessions as well as student notebooks.

In fact, products from a previous grant for the fall event were used during this career day during the session on breast health. A breast model including abnormalities was used during both sessions to promote breast health and awareness. Students took home early detection cards for themselves and to share with other women. What better way to illustrate the mission of the Bicknell Health Fund: women looking out for women.

There are advantages to having women-only events such as this one. The focus is to encourage young women to enter health fields and to raise awareness about women in health careers. According to Rebecca Turnbull, CHC/SEK’s Inspire Health Foundation executive director, the goal was “for young women to learn about health careers and health topics in an all-female environment.”