Online Ticket Sales End Tomorrow for the
National Women’s Health Network Annual Fall Benefit
35 Years: Standing Strong
After 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, you will no longer be able to purchase tickets to our Annual Fall Benefit via our Web site. Although a limited number of tickets may be available at the door, we strongly encourage all who plan to attend to purchase their tickets in advance by going to www.nwhn.org/event2011.
Ticket prices start at just $25 for students/young professionals and there are only a limited number of tickets available, so don't delay! Go to www.nwhn.org/event2011 and purchase your tickets NOW!
We hope that you will join us and special guest speaker Byllye Avery for a cocktail reception in celebration of the conclusion of our 35th year, as we present the 4th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health to Susan Hester and Fushena Cruickshank.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Busboys & Poets - Mount Vernon Square
5th & K Streets, NW in Washington, DC
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine will be served.
Susan Hester is the founder of the Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization and co-founder of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, organizations which are changing the way women’s health is conceived, researched and provided. Susan promoted the creation of a number of local organizations focused on lesbian health and continues her advocacy through her service on the Board of SAGE, the largest organization pioneering programs and services for LGBT older adults. Susan’s groundbreaking work has touched the lives of women everywhere.
Fushena Cruickshank has made a difference in the lives of young people in Washington, DC, through her work as the Leadership Development Manager for Metro TeenAIDS. Under Fushena’s direction, the Peer Education program tripled in size, enabling widespread outreach and education of different youth populations throughout DC. Fushena continues to impact the lives of women and families nationwide by supporting sustainable effective programs to help women overcome substance abuse without losing their children through her work at JBS International.
Byllye Y. Avery, founder of The Avery Institute for Social Change and the Black Women's Health Imperative, has been a health care activist for over 25 years focusing on women's needs. A dreamer, visionary and grassroots realist, Avery has combined activism and social responsibility to develop a national forum for the exploration of the health issues of Black women. Avery has received many honors and awards, including the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for Social Contribution and the Essence Award for Community Service. She has also served on the Charter Advisory Committee for the Office of Research on Women's Health of the National Institutes of Health and as a visiting fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.