Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Health and Kinesiology is gearing up to host this year’s Women’s Health Awareness Luncheon.

The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the Pope Banquet Hall on The W’s campus.

This year’s speaker will be Dr. Pam Lacy OB/GYN, who will present “Cancers in Women: Screening, Detection and Treatment.”

“Dr. Lacy, an esteemed OB/GYN specialist, will share her expertise and insights on cancer prevention, early detection and effective treatment strategies specific to women’s health. Her wealth of knowledge and experience promises to inspire and educate us all,” said Dr. Irene Pintado, professor of health education and chair of the department.

The event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited.
Anyone interested in attending is asked to call Bonnie Chaltry at (662) 329-7225 to RSVP.

The main goal of the luncheon is to educate women on how to better recognize signs of cancer and know what steps to take next.

Pintado said, “Empowering women with knowledge about screening, detection and treatment of cancer is not just an act of education; it’s a lifeline of hope, a shield against fear and a pathway to early intervention. Informed women become the strongest advocates for their health. In our community, we are privileged to have committed healthcare experts at Baptist Golden Triangle Hospital and a devoted team of public health and nursing educators at The W who recognize the significance of empowering women through education on disease prevention and early detection, particularly in the case of conditions like cancer.”

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

Be Bold. Tower with Blue.