10:30-11:50am: Purse-Inalities Silent Auction, Networking, Pampering, and additional Engagement areas
11:55am-1:15pm: Go Red For Women Program, Local Survivor Story, Open Your Heart, Lunch, and Keynote Speaker Aliya Armstrong
1:15pm: Adjourn. Auction winners to pick up their auction packages upon exit.
Featured 2018 Go Red For Women Keynote Speaker: Aliya Armstrong
Aliya Armstrong received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in English Education from Western Michigan University and a Master’s in Counseling Education from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and is currently working for GVSU. A strong advocate for urban education, health fitness, and working moms she involves her community in philanthropic efforts in physical fitness activities, spiritual growth and education surrounding health disparities that exist in urban communities. Her professional interests focus on health fitness, urban education opportunities, and educational awareness. She is the founder of S.T.A.R.S. (Sisters Taking Action Reversing Statistics) and her current projects include closing gaps of awareness in the urban community surrounding cancer awareness, health initiatives and obesity among minorities. She serves as President of S.T.A.R.S., a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s Health Committee, New Hope Baptist Church’s Health and Wellness Ministry Co-leader and PTC Council Member for Grace Church Preschool.
She was recently honored with the Grand Rapids Power Award Finalist for her contributions to making a difference in the community (2014) and the Linc Revitalization Community Spirit Award for Health and Wellness (2015). Her media mentions include Moms Get Motivated to be Healthy on Maranda (WOTV4forwomen), Why I Run (WoodTV8) and Women Who Run This Town (Women’s Lifestyle Magazine). Her personal passions include motivating women to live healthier lifestyles, educating others, and providing opportunities for those who struggle with access to opportunities.
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