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Day for Women draws record crowd

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HANCOCK – More than 120 people attended Saturday’s A Day for Women event. This is the fourth year of the event, which saw a 20 percent jump in attendance.

“It was another nice jump in numbers for us,” said Angela Luskin, community health coordinator at Portage Health. “It seemed like everyone left satisfied again this year.”

The event included keynote sessions from registered dietitian Tara Lassila and OB/GYN physician Julie Meyer, breakout sessions with specialized instructors and a slew of community vendors focused on health and wellness.

“Everyone seemed energized and ready to learn,” said Colleen Mayra, who ran the self-defense breakout session.

Plans are already being made for next year, which could include an expansion to a new venue.

“I’ve already received phone calls and e-mails from people that attended complimenting us on everything from food, to the breakout sessions, to the array of vendors,” said Luskin.

To learn more about the women’s health services at Portage Health visit

- Coverage in The Daily Mining Gazette


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