(Camden, New Jersey) Cooper University Hospital is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Edwards will give the keynote address at Cooper for Women’s health and wellness conference “Breakthrough! Energy, Attitude and Good Health for Women 50+.” The event is Saturday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Westin Mount Laurel.
“We are delighted that Mrs. Edwards is bringing her positive, inspirational message to the women of South Jersey,” says Rosemarie Leuzzi, MD, an internal medicine physician and medical director of Cooper for Women.
A passionate health-care advocate and an accomplished attorney, Elizabeth Edwards has been a tireless worker on behalf of important social causes. Mrs. Edwards is currently working with the Center for American Progress as a Senior Fellow, working on healthcare issues and contributing to the Wonk Room, the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s newly-launched, first-of-its-kind policy rapid-response blog. Mrs. Edwards is committed to serving the community and expanding educational opportunities for children. In addition to her many accomplishments, Mrs. Edwards has inspired countless women through her willingness to publicly share her battle with breast cancer through her personal appearances and her book Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers.
“Breakthrough! Energy, Attitude and Good Health for Women 50+” is a fun, informative educational event for women who are embracing changes that come as they age, and are striving for a healthy life filled with purpose, joy and excitement.
“Women over fifty are healthier and more active than ever before,” says Dr. Leuzzi. “My patients often ask me questions about maintaining optimum health and well-being as they age, and it’s programs like this that can help address these concerns.”
The cost of registration is $40 until September 9 and $50 after September 9. Cooper for Women members receive discounted tickets. Women can sign up to be a Cooper for Women member and register for the event by visiting www.cooperforwomen.org or calling 1-877-662-CARE (2273).
In addition to Elizabeth Edwards, Cooper physicians and other health experts will offer workshops on a variety of topics of interest to women over 50 such as Hormones Gone Wild; the Mid-Life Fat Cell; Financial Health: Making Peace With Money; Sexuality & Aging; The Sandwich Generation; Fitness & Bone Health; and Nip, Tuck…or Not.
Health screenings, free chair massages and vendor exhibits will also be available, as well as breakfast, lunch and dessert with a special presentation “Chocolate and Laughter: What’s Better?” by humorist Arline Oberst, author of Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul.