WSU School of Medicine hosts Ladies Night Out 'Health Crawl'

Event celebrates National Women's Health Week with physician-led talks, giveaways, cooking demos, food and wine

Published On: May 13 2012 05:47:31 AM EDT   Updated On: May 13 2012 09:12:39 AM EDT
DETROIT -

Gather your girlfriends, get out and get healthy at the Ladies Night Out Health Crawl, set for 6 to 8 p.m. May 17 on the campus of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.

The School of Medicine and the Wayne State University Physician Group will host the event in celebration of National Women's Health Week May 13-19, an annual project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Women's Health.

The free event will take place at the School of Medicine's Scott Hall, located at 540 E. Canfield St.

The event aims to empower women of all ages and backgrounds to make their health a top priority. Mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers and girlfriends can nosh on gourmet nibbles and sip wine while strolling through physician-led informational stations covering women's health topics such as bone density; breast, colorectal and ovarian cancer; diabetes; heart health, reproductive and sexual health; nutrition and healthy eating. A local chef will demonstrate healthy recipes and share tips for healthy cooking.

Attendees may also enter to win an Amazon Kindle Fire, courtesy of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Wayne State University Physician Group.

This is a free event, but ladies are encouraged to RSVP at http://events.wayne.edu/rsvp/lno/

Free parking will be available in Wayne State University parking lot No. 75, located on Canfield Street, between St. Antoine and Brush streets.

The hosts have pledged $1 for every "like" of WSU's School of Medicine and University Physician Group on Facebook May 13-19, with proceeds benefitting the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and its affiliated shelters. WSU School of Medicine students provide free medical care to children and families at DRMM's SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic in Detroit.

To like the Wayne State University School of Medicine on Facebook visit http://www.facebook.com/WayneStateMedSchool

To like the Wayne State University Physician Group on Facebook visit http://www.facebook.com/WayneStateMedSchool#!/wsupgdocs

Note: Canfield St. is closed for construction between John R. and Brush.

About Wayne State University School of Medicine

Founded in 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine is the largest single-campus medical school in the nation with more than 1,000 medical students. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master's degree, doctoral and M.D.-Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually.