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May 5, 2014

St. Mary’s hosting Mother’s Day event

Huntington — The Total Woman program at St. Mary’s Medical Center will celebrate its second anniversary with a special event on Mother’s Day from 3 to 5 p.m., at the St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2825 Fifth Ave.

 Mary Marcdante will be the keynote speaker. Marcdante is the author of “My Mother, My Friend: The Ten Most Important Things to Talk About With Your Mother.”

The book features numerous interviews and stories that illustrate the important bond between mothers and daughters.

Marcdante’s presentation will focus on several points in her book, including ways daughters can ask important questions about health, money, aging and family secrets.

 “Thousands of questions and 400 personal interviews later, it is clear that health is the number one topic most women need to talk about with their mothers — and most often avoid or overlook — followed by money, aging and death and dying,” Marcdante said.

In keeping with the theme, there will also be a special display where attendees can post photos and write a message to honor or remember their mothers. Everyone attending is also encouraged to make a donation to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in honor of their mother or another special woman in their life.

In recognition of May being National Stroke Awareness Month, the St. Mary’s Regional Stroke Center will offer free stroke risk assessments beginning at 2 p.m.

The St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center will be providing information about genetic testing and the St. Mary’s Breast Center will provide information about mammograms.

The event is free and open to all Total Woman members. An RSVP is required by calling (304) 526-1271.

The Total Woman is a membership program by St. Mary’s to help empower women to make good health care decisions and take action that will result in better health for themselves and their families. There are currently more than 4,000 members from across the country.


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