Posted by Cancer Care, Events, Women | Posted on 06-26-2012| Posted in
Do you know a breast cancer survivor who has been an inspiration to others? Memorial Medical Center’s Be Aware Women’s Fair committee is accepting nominations for its annual Super Survivors program, which pampers and honors three such women each October.
Nominations will be accepted until July 20 at BeAwareWomensFair.com or by mailing a completed nomination form to Super Survivor, c/o Memorial Medical Center Foundation, 701 N. First St., Springfield, IL 62781.
Three nominees will be selected in a random drawing on July 23. Each will receive a makeover that includes a visit to BJ Grand Salon the day before and on the morning of the Be Aware Women’s Fair, free admission to the women’s fair, a new outfit to unveil during a fashion show on the day of the event and other gifts. Memorial’s third annual Be Aware Women’s Fair will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Nominations must include the following information: nominator’s name and phone number; nominee’s name, age and phone number; and a brief explanation of how the nominee’s cancer journey has been inspirational to those around them. Nominees will be notified by phone on July 26.
Listen to an interview with Be Aware Women’s Fair Co-Chair, Tiffany Lowers about Super Survivor:
The Be Aware Women’s Fair will include dozens of booths featuring local exhibitors that will cover a wide range of topics, including clothing, finance, fitness, health, beauty, fashion, home decoration, education and nutrition. The event will again feature a wide range of health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat and bone density.
Proceeds from Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair will go toward a mammography patient assistance fund.
The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that same day at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. All registered walkers will receive free admission to Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair.