The First Ladies Health Luncheon in Chicago, IL will take place at the fabulous Ritz Carlton Chicago on June 8th at 12:00 p.m. The luncheon is a gathering for the recruitment of First Ladies of African American churches to open their doors to their congregation and community for the purpose of conducting free health screenings for illnesses which plague African Americans. Enjoy keynote speaker Sherri Shepherd of ABCs The View, and other professionals in the health care industry for food, pampering and good health information.
2012 Keynote Speaker
The First Ladies Health Initiative, currently in its third year, is a campaign sponsored by Walgreens to educate African Americans about preventive illnesses that disproportionately affect Black communities, particularly HIV/AIDS. The program is comprised of two major events Ė the First Ladies Luncheon and First Ladies Health Day. The First Ladies Health Luncheon brings together over 100 First Ladies of African-American churches and healthcare professionals around the city to hear information on major illnesses such as cardiovascular health, obesity, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.
The second event, the First Ladies Health Day, is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2012. The purpose of the day is to provide medical screenings by special health care workers on-site at participating churches. Various screenings include blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, HIV/AIDS, and information dissemination for illnesses including migraines and obesity. Last year, we were able to provide health screenings for over 3,000 people.
| Cookie Johnson,
2011 Keynote Speaker
The Third Annual First Ladies Health Luncheon took place on June 17, 2011 at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago and was attended by more 130 First Ladies and community leaders. The 2011 Luncheon was expanded from previous years by includinginformation on diabetes and heart health by medical professionals.Over 130 ministerís wives attended. Guests included a collection: