PRCC's Women's Health Symposium receives major grant

October 1, 2010 - 10:35am -- braswell

POPLARVILLE - The Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation recently awarded a $15,000 grant to Pearl River Community College as grand sponsor of the 2011 Women''s Health Symposium.The symposium will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, on the Poplarville campus.As in past years, the symposium will include free health screenings, break-out sessions dealing with specific health topics and a luncheon. Motivational speaker Sally Baskey of Arlington, Texas, will be the keynote presenter."Pearl River Community College''s Women''s Health Symposium provides important health information to women throughout South Mississippi," said PRCC President William Lewis. "We are appreciative of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation''s continued support of this event, which has grown annually since the first symposium five years ago."Approximately 300 women attended the 2010 symposium."For the past several years, the foundation has been a major sponsor in this event, which is always attended by several hundred people in our service area," said Dr. Ted Alexander, chief executive officer of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation. "The foundation looks forward to being a part of this health-related activity again."Registration materials for the 2011 symposium will be available in December.