Mt. Sterling plans second Womens Wellness Day

Breast cancer will be the main focus of the second annual Woman’s Wellness Day at the Mount Sterling Community Center on Jan. 10. The day also will include a talk by Ellen Tressel, wife of Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel.

“A hundred people came to our first Wellness Day last year. We were thrilled,” said Bonnie Stump, co-chair of the event with Linda Clemans. “Everybody who attended just went on and on about how good it was.”

With last year’s success and this year’s schedule of speakers, the organizers are hoping for another good turnout. As such, they recommend that participants pre-register. The cost is $12 for individuals who are 60 and over and $15 for all others. Payments may be made at the community center or by mail; checks should be made out to “Mount Sterling Community Center” and sent to: 164 E. Main St., Mount Sterling OH 43143. Registration also will be taken the day of the event.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. at which time participants can enjoy a continental breakfast, bid on silent auction items, and visit vendors.

The morning program will run from 9:30 to approximately 11:30, during which representatives from Madison County Hospital will speak and answer questions. The topic, breast cancer, hits home as Madison County has one of the highest incidence rates of breast cancer in Ohio and the highest rate of death from breast cancer in Ohio.

The hospital’s speakers are: Dr. A.J. Beisler, M.D., FACS, MBA, a general surgeon and medical director of the Battelle Breast Care Center; Sue Besinger, R.N., breast cancer patient navigator; and Dr. Mitchell Spahn, chief of staff.

Additionally, Besinger and breast cancer survivor Carol Adams will be available throughout the day to talk to participants one-on-one, if they so choose.

The lunch break will include a fashion show and more time to visit vendors. The menu includes chicken casserole, Jell-o salad, rolls, and a cream cheese dessert.

Tressel will kick off the afternoon program at 12:30 p.m. with what likely will be a talk on stress, something about which the wife of a Big 10 football coach knows a thing or two.

Cheryl Mollet is next on the agenda with a comedy presentation, followed at 1:30 p.m. by Dr. Linda Stoer Scaggs, a psychotherapist and co-manager of Distinction of Wellness, who will deliver an inspirational message. Dr. Larry Lilly, a breast care specialist at Riverside Hospital, will close out the day from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Sterling Pharmacy is the corporate sponsor for the day. Pettit Stores is covering breakfast, and Dress Barn is sponsoring the fashion show. Door prizes will be given out.

All proceeds will benefit the Community Center’s food pantry.

For more information, call 740-869-2453.

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