Planned for Thursday, October 13 at the Calhoun Convention Center, 100 Peters Street, Suite 37, the second annual Spirit Girls’ Night Out will begin with mini spa stations, health screenings and other activities at 6 p.m. with McGlover speaking at 7 p.m.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Megan join us for this very popular Spirit event,” says Amy Jordon, MSN, chief nursing officer for Gordon Hospital. “Not only is she passionate about nutrition and fitness, but she is hilarious! She is going to be great!”
McGlover became an overnight sensation after uploading a video on the Internet for her friends in southern California that expressed her dislike for the winter storm that struck Atlanta in early 2011. From these videos (posted on her Youtube channel: McGloverful), McGlover’s career has taken off by leaps and bounds. She has been featured on several news stations, magazines, articles, and blogs. McGloverable, a company founded by McGlover this year, is a movement devoted to the nation’s obesity and diabetic epidemic, whose objective is to cure these issues through nutritional directions, fitness instruction and emotional counseling.
While the event and all activities are free, registration is required due to space limitations. To register, please call Karen Shaw, Spirit of Women coordinator, at 706-879-4764. The first 150 women to arrive at the event will receive a special gift.
“In addition to our special speaker and pampering stations, this event will educate women on breast health, spine health, and the risk of exposure to radiation,” Shaw explains. “This fun and informative event is designed to move women towards better overall health and vibrant living.”
Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the US. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Spine health is an important public health issue: neck and back pain affect nearly 80 percent of American adults. It is the fifth most common reason for doctor’s visits, one of the main reasons for missing work, and the most common cause of work-related disability. Finally, the hot-button topic of radiation exposure is a national concern; join us to separate the facts from the fears.
“The core of Spirit Girls’ Night Out is increasing awareness and fueling action because prevention and early detection saves lives,” Jordon adds. “Health education, health screenings, and fun activities will be woven throughout the evening to emphasize the importance of these health issues.”
Spirit Girls’ Night Out is organized and hosted by Gordon Hospital, a member of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, with support provided by Good Housekeeping Magazine. More than 65 other Spirit of Women hospitals will also host Spirit Girl’s Night Out events this fall – creating a national movement in women’s health.
Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women’s lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support.