Join IRMC and SafeSpace at Indian River Mall to salute women’s health
9/22/2011 VERO BEACH - Think pink and come out to Indian River Mall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 6, for ’How Sweet It Is,’ a pink event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month designed to encourage awareness for women’s health topics.
Indian River Medical Center will have booths with information on cancers that can affect women, women and heart health, and physical therapies offered for women to regain their physical strength after any kind of surgery or ailment.
The event will prove to be a fun time, with the mall decked in pink, ‘dessert and libations’ station with vendors selling pink merchandise and providing mini-spa services, and a preview of SafeSpace’s ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event.
The first 100 people to arrive will receive swag bags that will include an IRMC cancer mug and other mall offers. For $5, participants can sample food and drink, and enter to win door prizes. Littman’s Jewelers is donating a pink sapphire as the grand prize.
Proceeds will benefit SafeSpace, a private nonprofit organization that provides shelter for abused victims of all ages as well as counseling, educational and outreach programs for both the abuser and abused. SafeSpace provides a haven for abused victims and their children, from Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, who have suffered physical assault from their partners and need to leave to ensure their personal safety.
’How Sweet It Is’ will include a preview of SafeSpace’s second annual men’s march ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’® campaign to bring awareness to sexual and domestic violence on the Treasure Coast. Don’t be surprised to see grown men doing a ‘practice walk’ in red high heels on the mall stage.
Dr. Clark Beckett, IRMC chief of staff, is the honorary chair for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event that will be held at IRMC on Oct. 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m.