Women's Health Symposium receives funding

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Submitted by jbraswell on November 17, 2016 – 3:32pm

POPLARVILLE – The Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation has renewed its sponsorship of the Pearl River Community College Women’s Health Symposium.
The foundation presented a grant of $17,000 to PRCC President Dr. William Lewis and symposium chairman Dr. Jennifer Seal on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
“The significant support by the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation of the Pearl River Community College Women’s Health Symposium is vital in providing health screenings and current health information to women across our district,” Seal said. “The symposium is dedicated to making good health a priority in women’s lives.   Funding from the LPRVF provides encouragement for women to live healthy lifestyles.”
Tickets for the 11th annual symposium, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, sold out within three days earlier this month.
“The foundation is pleased to partner with Pearl River Community College in bringing health care information and screenings to the women of this community,” said Clyde Dease, foundation president. “There are many women who put their health care on hold to ensure that their children and spouses get adequate treatment.
“This symposium provides an opportunity to shift the priority of health care to women, as their health is a ‘barometer’ on the overall health of the family.  The foundation believes that healthy families make healthy communities.”
The symposium features free health screenings, panel discussions by area physicians, entertainment, a luncheon, gifts and door prizes. Keynote speaker will be Linda Larsen, actress, comedian and author.


Clyde Dease, president of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation, presents a grant for the Pearl River Community College Women’s Health Symposium to Dr. Jennifer Seal, symposium chairman, and PRCC President Dr. William Lewis.
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