to make responsible and healthy choices is a lesson teens must learn to build
successful adulthoods. Making those lessons fun and memorable is the motivation
behind the annual special fair just for teen girls in the community: A Day for Girls' Health.
will be held on Feb. 28 from 1 – 5 p.m.
in the SMH Regional Cancer Center, located at 1120 Robert Blvd. in Slidell. Girls in junior and senior high school will
take part in important education on women's health issues, self-esteem building
sessions, advice on grooming and a variety of information booths, among
A Day for
Girls' Health is a partnership of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Parenting
Center and Junior Auxiliary of Slidell. Sponsors are the Slidell Memorial
Foundation and Camellia City OB/GYN. Now in its fifth year, the program is a
community project and modeled at other southern cities by Junior Auxiliary.
take part in educational #LetsChats with older teen girls to guide them to make
their junior and senior high school days positive;
visit information booths provided by business
and community groups; and, take in a fashion show – all designed to give them a
positive look at inner and outer beauty as well as tools for a safe and healthy
future. Door prizes, free giveaways and beauty treats will be available.
the chance to participate in "Know Your Child,” an education and awareness
program for parents of teenagers to learn how to recognize the early warning
signs of depression, suicide, drug/alcohol abuse, and other behavioral issues.
activities during the fair will include: Line Dancing and Body Movement by
CrossGates Family Fitness; Salmen Culinary Arts Cooking Demos, food booth by
local restaurants; and, a fashion show by JoAnn Chelchowski.
businesses providing booths and donations include: Youth Service Bureau; St.
Tammany Parish Sheriff Dept.;
Auxiliary; Cancer Association Of Greater New Orleans;
LSU Ag Center; ST. Tammany Communication
District 911; Amerigroup Louisiana; Youth Service Bureau; Amplified Resources;
United Way; NAMI; Live Confident; Hope House; Devereux Nguyen Orthodontics;
MaryKay Cosmetics; CrossGates Family Fitness; American Cancer Society; Alateen;
United Way; Safe Harbor; Legacy Youth Development Institute; Slidell High
School Allied Health Program; Slidell Athletic Club;
Southern Smiles Family Dentistry; St. Tammany
Parish Sheriff Office; Sam's Club; Paul Mitchell/Vanguard School of
Cosmetology; Avon Cosmetics; The Vitamin Shoppe; Blue Bell Creamery; CiCi's
Pizza; NOLA Grill; and, Chick Fila.
To pre-register for the event, call (985) 661-2657.
information on A Day for Girls' Health or other SMH Community Outreach
Programs, call (985) 280-8529, or visit SMH online at
http://www.slidellmemorial.org/or Junior Auxiliary at
Slidell Memorial Hospital
is a full-service 219-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located
at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a
primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; and, Pearl
River County, Miss. For more information, visit http://www.slidellmemorial.org/. The
hospital's main phone number is (985) 280-2200.
ABOUT JUNIOR AUXILIARY OF SLIDELL
Junior Auxiliary of Slidell
is a not-for-profit, charitable, and educational organization comprised of
approximately 50 women dedicating their hearts and hands to the children,
teens, families of need, and elderly of the Slidell community and its
surrounding areas through diverse service projects. For information about JAS
and their service projects visit www.jaslidell.org, call 985-640-1681, or email
Sam Caruso, Jr.