JOIN THE CELEBRATION OF WOMEN & GIRLS' WELLNESS MONTH
April's celebration of Women & Girls' Wellness Month is a time to raise awareness of medical and non-medical issues that affect women and girls’ health and well being and Virginia organizations, programs and services that address the concerns of girls and women of all ages. Since “wellness” is a broad concept, the observance is a time to celebrate all of the ways in which female lives can be enhanced.
The observation was created in 2002 through a collaborative effort of health and other community organizations, brought together by Women’s Health Virginia, and designated by the Virginia General Assembly in its 2002 session. Since then, businesses, schools and universities, community organizations, government agencies and individuals have joined the celebration to highlight their concerns and efforts to improve the well being of Virginia women and girls.
Check out their events for the listed dates on our calendar.American Cancer Society
Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund - April 25
Charlottesville NOW – April 24, May 9
Fairfax County Head Start
J. McLaughlin (Charlottesville) – April 5
Pi Beta Phi Mentoring Committee – April 8
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic - April 7, 14-15, 25
Postpartum Support Virginia – May 18-19
The Women's Center at UVA - events through April
Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation - April 14, May 1
Virginia Commonwealth University Institute on Women's Health – April 12
Virginia Community Healthcare Association
Virginia Council on Women - April 12
We Are the Line - April 29
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
IF YOU ARE PART OF AN ORGANIZATION
- Sign on as a Partner
Add your name to show that you are joining us to promote Virginia women and girls’ well being.
Host an Event or Program
Health, professional, community, faith, business and other organizations are welcome to be our partners with events or programs. Depending on the work you do, think about having an education program; special health service or screening; athletic event or exhibition; musical or theatrical performance, art show or other cultural event; or a fun or social event.
You can designate any program that you have planned in April — including regular meetings or activities — or create a special program or event as a Women & Girls’ Wellness Month event.
Events can be as large or small as you choose and for any audience, including staff and volunteers, the women and girls you serve, or the community at large.
Make available or publicize information about women and girls’ health.
Tell your audience—in your newsletters or other announcements—about the celebration and our calendar of events to learn about events around the state.
When you become a Women & Girls' Wellness Month Partner, we will publicize your involvement and any events or programs you host. We will list you as a Partner on our website with a link to your web site and add information about your event here and on our event calendar. Tell us how you want to be involved on this form. If you are not sure about hosting an event, just sign up as a Partner and send more information later. If you want our help developing how you can best be a WGWM Partner, send an email or phone us.
IF YOU HAVE A BUSINESS
Become a WHV Partner
WHV invites businesses to support our work while attracting patrons, clients, members to your business. You can have a special promotion regarding the sale of merchandise, classes or services you provide and designate a portion or amount of the sales as a donation to Women’s Health Virginia to support our programs. Some businesses designate a percentage of sales on a particular day or day(s) or a percent or amount regarding the sales of a type of merchandise or service. Others just use the celebration to show their support for our work with a contribution.
Tell us how you will be a Women & Girls' Wellness Month Partner. When you become a Women & Girls' Wellness Month Partner, we will publicize your involvement on our web site, in the media and at other events in your and our community.
AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY
Create your celebration
Recognize your health and wellness by taking time for yourself and do something you enjoy! It might be quiet time for yourself, a hobby that gives you pleasure, spending time with people in your life whose company you enjoy.
You might share a healthy meal, take a walk or go dancing! You can also take steps to improve your own health—with healthier exercise and eating. It’s a good time to make appointments for “check-ups” with your health care provider. Encourage your female friends to do the same (or do it with them.)
If you have questions about the ways you can be involved, just e-mail or call 434-220-4500.