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On March 16th from 9 am to 2 pm, the Pi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will host a health symposium addressing health concerns affecting African American and Black women in the Atlanta community. “She Matters: A Women’s Health Symposium” is free and open to the public. Registration through this link is required to attend. As of today, registration is still open. The event will be hosted at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about various health topics via TED Talk style presentations and panel discussions led by health professionals and survivors, followed by an interactive health fair. Health topics that will be addressed include but are not limited to breast cancer, fibroids, cervical cancer, heart attacks, and strokes. Participants will also take part in screenings for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, body mass index, and breast abnormalities. Mobile mammogram services will be provided by Quantum Radiology and clinical breast exams will be performed by the Center for Black Women’s Wellness.
**Additional registration is required for mammography and clinical breast exams.**
Exhibitors and vendors will also be available to discuss aspects of healthful living and risk factor reduction including smoking cessation and plant based diets. The health fair will also provide the opportunity for attendees to learn proper self-breast exam techniques with the use of models. Mammography and clinical breast examinations will be offered at the symposium. To register for these examinations, make sure to select the appropriate ticket type when you register through Eventbrite. Click here to register.