30 Speakers to Present at 'The Power of Perseverance' Speaking of Women's Health Conference on Wed

Speaking of Women's Health in Raleigh on Oct 26, with 30 speakers, a dynamic 'talk-show style' keynote, 25 interactive exhibits & activities, 15 breakouts, 15 health & wellness screenings, a great goody bag, a sit-down dinner & more.
Oct. 23, 2011 - PRLog -- The Speaking of Women's Health Conference in Raleigh on October 26, boasts nearly 30 area speakers coming together to help women take better care of themselves. At this event, hundreds of women will be treated to an experience of a lifetime. The event is for today's busy woman, with fun activities, celebrity guests, and information on important health topics. The conference features a dynamic 'talk-show style' keynote presentation, over 25 additional interactive exhibits and activities, 15 30-minute breakout sessions, 15 health & wellness screenings, a great goody bag, special gifts, a sit-down dinner, and a dramatic on-stage 'reveal' supporting St. Baldricks Foundation and Locks of Love.

October's theme is "The Power of Perseverance," and the Keynote Conversation will take place in a talk show format, highlighting the stories of three incredible women, who share how they persevered through major life-changing experiences:

Event Speakers Include:
Rachelle Friedman, Keynote & Breakout
Ruby Gettinger, Keynote
Sandra Dubose-Gibson, Keynote & Breakout
Sharon Delaney, Keynote Moderator
Alisha 'AlishaTV' Whiteway, Event Emcee
Barbara Ann Hughes, Breakout
Carlyn Shaw, Breakout
Carol DeLucia, Breakout
Cherokee Ottesen, Breakout
Chris Chapman, Breakout
David Hemmerly, Breakout
Darrin Wilson, Breakout
Deidre Hughey, Breakout
Elise Johnson, Breakout
Elizabeth Eagen, Breakout
Judy Fourie, Breakout
Heather Sefried, Breakout
Henrietta McKnight, Breakout
Lisa Feierstein, Breakout
Michelle Little, Breakout
Nancy Stolfo-Corti, Keynote
Nanette Geiger, Breakout
Natalie Huckins, Breakout
Linda 'Qadria' Stratford, Breakout
Rashaud Palmer, Breakout
Sheila Allison, MD, Breakout
Stephanie McDilda, Breakout
Kelly 'Basanti' Byunitzky, Breakout

Speaking of Women's Health is proud of their sponsors for this event include Active Healthcare, Alisha TV, Amaris Hames Photography, Belly Revelations, Blue Diamond Limousine, BluesJazzRadio.com, BOOM! Magazine, Clever Crazes for Kids, Cooking With Elise, Curves, DJ Khali, First Citizens Bank, Kingdom Power Training & Fitness, Nanette Geiger, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pingo.com, Pretty in Pink Foundation, Wolf Camera, and Zestra.

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Related Links
Event Website:  http://www.swhraleigh.com
Event Video Invitation:  http://vimeo.com/30490692

Breakout Sessions:  http://www.swhraleigh.com/#!about-the-event/vstc1=breakouts

Ruby Gettinger:  http://www.rubygettinger.net
Rachelle Friedman:  http://www.rachellefriedman.com
Sandra Dubose-Gibson:  http://www.sandradubose.com

About Ruby Gettinger    
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Ruby began to wander down a very difficult road when during 2007, she found herself weighing 719 pounds.  She made a decision to take control of her life because she was told she would die otherwise.  Ruby has lost over 400 pounds and has become a hero and role model for thousands of women across the country who also struggle with the same food issues.  Ruby's life has been chronicled on the Style Network's autobiographical show, "The Ruby Show" which aired from 2008 - 2011.  For more information about Ruby, visit her website.

About Rachelle Friedman    
In May, 2010, Rachelle was enjoying her bachelorette party when her best friend jokingly pushed her into a pool. Rachelle hit her head on the bottom and instantly lost all feeling when her spinal cord severed, leaving her a quadriplegic. The world fell in love with Rachelle when she refused to share the name of her best friend and her fiancĂ©e' steadfastly stuck by her side. Rachelle is embarking on a career as a public speaker and wants to change lives and helps others understand that the glass is always half full - and as Rachelle puts it "Drink Up"  For more information about Rachelle, visit her website.

About Sandra Gibson    
At the age of 25, Sandra Dubose-Gibson was diagnosed with the incurable autoimmune disease Alopecia Areata, which causes patchy hair loss. This condition affects nearly 5 million people in the United States alone. Since that time, she has developed Alopecia Universalis which is the complete loss of all the hair on her scalp and body. Initially, she was devastated by the experience and it caused her to suffer from low self-esteem. Over the years, Dubose-Gibson has grown to understand that people cannot be defined by our hair or any of our physical attributes. Sandra Dubose-Gibson was crowned Mrs. Black North Carolina in March 2011. She made history and made national news when that title enabled her to be the first bald beauty queen in the Tar Heel State. Dubose-Gibson's platform focused on Alopecia Awareness and the promotion of healthy self-esteem for women of all ages, with hair and without. Dubose-Gibson she has become a sought after, national motivational speaker. She is a   professional performing artist, president of Dubose Entertainment and the founder of the Alopecia Community of the Triangle support group. She has been featured on several television stations including WRAL, FOX 8, My Charlotte Today and My Carolina Today as well as numerous national pieces.

For photos, interviews, video footage, etc, contact Dubose-Gibson at 919/610.5430, her email address of website.

About Speaking of Women's Health
Speaking of Women's Health's mission is to "educate women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety." as is a program of the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Women's  Specialized Health.  Since 1996, SWH has worked to help thousands of women across the country through its health programs, Speaking of Women's Health, Universal Sisters and Hablando de la Salud de la Mujer; 20+ community events, a free quarterly newsletter, and the national website. For additional information about Speaking of Women's Health, visit the national website or local website or call (919)554.9864.

Speaking of Women's Health - Raleigh, Tobi Bowen, Sharon Delaney, My Carolina Today, Sandra Gibson - Mrs. Black North Carolina 2011, Ruby Gettinger, Style Network, The Ruby Show, Rachelle Friedman, Paralyzed bride-to-be, Alisha 'AlishaTV' Whiteway, Barbara Ann Hughes, Carlyn Shaw, Carol DeLucia, Cherokee Ottesen, Chris Chapman,
David Hemmerly, Darrin Wilson, Deidre Hughey, Elise Johnson, Elizabeth Eagen, Judy Fourie, Heather Sefried, Henrietta McKnight, Lisa Feierstein, Michelle Little, Nancy Stolfo-Corti, Nanette Geiger, Natalie Huckins, Linda 'Qadria' Stratford, Rashaud Palmer, Sheila Allison, MD, Stephanie McDilda, Kelly 'Basanti' Byunitzky, Locks of Love, St. Baldrick's Foundation, Beth Palmer, Steven Ray Miller, Eleatta Diver, Jeannette Brossart, women's health, Raleigh, NC, Raleigh Convention Center, Womens' Conference, Active Healthcare, Alisha TV, Amaris Hames Photography, Belly Revelations, Blue Diamond Limousinel BluesJazzRadio.com, BOOM! Magazine, Clever Crazes for Kids, Curves, DJ Khali, First Citizens Bank, Kimgdom Power Training & Fitness, Nanette Geiger, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pingo.com, Pretty in Pink Foundation, Wolf Camera, and Zestra.
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