Brenda Irwin’s cousin died at age 16 from breast cancer — the disease developed early and quickly. That’s why Irwin says she has always supported local health events, and why she particularly enjoyed Ladies Night Out.
Nearly 250 people attended the inaugural event, which was held to raise awareness about breast cancer and the services offered by Johnston Health.
The event took place Oct. 18, 2012 at Johnston Medical Center-Clayton and the Johnston Professional Plaza. Attendees grabbed a “Passport to Health” and traveled from one station to the next, eating and socializing while meeting medical specialists and collecting brochures and promotional items. Every station represented a different country and offered a food sampling in keeping with its theme.
Vendors were also on hand for the event, offering makeup, jewelry and cosmetics, and free massages and wine tastings. Johnston Health and the participating medical practices provided the delicious food and desserts. Also, guests entered their names in a drawing to raise money for the Angel Fund, which supports oncology patients with financial hardships.