Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This year’s event is set for Wednesday, September 26, 2018. It is held on the last Wednesday in September each year.
This unique national program focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Women’s Health & Fitness Day is part of National Women’s Health & Fitness Week, held annually during the last week in September.
If you are looking for a little extra motivation, here are a few reasons to get moving!
This national recognition was established by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer in 1999. It is estimated that this year 98,000 women will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and some 30,000 will die from the disease.
Reduce the risk of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Inside Knowledge encourages women to pay attention to their bodies, so they can recognize any warning signs and seek medical care. Schedule regular check-ups and screenings to look for a disease before symptoms occur. Screening is effective because cancers can be detected early, which leads to more effective treatment. Know your family history; diagnostic tests can be used for women at high risk.
2018 National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
CDC: Inside Knowledge About Gynecologic Cancer
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Please continue to stay safe. We have work ahead but so much to be thankful for.
We are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Florence in the Southeast, especially here in North Carolina, where we have taken the direct hit. It will take weeks for the flooding to recede and for us to begin recovery. For many, it will take months or years. We are with you now and always, so we have set a up relief fund to help those in need.
Donations can be made out to GFWC-NC and mailed to our headquarters:
7474 Creedmoor Road #310
Raleigh, NC 27613
Please include this note in the memo line: Hurricane Relief.
Thank you so much for you kindness and support.
In Love and Sisterhood,
GFWC-NC Executive Committee