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Speaking of Women’s Health Honors Ann Farmer

Raleigh, NC, October 05, 2008 --( Dr. Lisa Roberts, co-chair of Raleigh’s Speaking of Women’s Health Conference ( and president and CEO of Gynecology & Laparoscopic Surgeons, PC (, has announced that Ann Farmer, marketing manager for Duke HomeCare and Hospice, was recognized as the organization’s Everyday Super Hero Honoree on Sept. 27 at the 2008 conference held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Farmer, who was nominated and chosen for the award based on her dedication to improving the community, received a $3,000 grant from Speaking of Women’s Health which she has chosen to allocate to Resources for Seniors’ MEDS Program. The MEDS Program provides prescriptions at no cost for Wake County seniors who are not able to pay for their medications.

Speaking of Women’s Health honors women who have positively impacted the health, well-being and personal safety of people in our community, with a long-term, positive outcome. For more information, visit

“Ann’s 30 years of work in the Triangle have been amazing for our community,” said Roberts. “Her commitment to making a difference in someone’s life everyday has had an incredible impact on the Triangle. Speaking of Women’s Health is honored to be able to present Ann with this award.”

About Speaking of Women’s Health:
The National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), nonprofit organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, whose mission is “to educate women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety.” Founded in 1996, Speaking of Women’s Health ® (SWH) hosts more than 50 conferences and events across the country, educating and empowering women in a pampering environment. The national foundation works with community hospitals and organizations at a grassroots level, and reinvests into local women’s health through Community Investment Grants. SWH includes two Minority Health Programs – Universal Sisters and Hablando de la Salud de la Mujer; community events and education centers with free health brochures in Wal-Mart stores nationwide; and a weekly television show, Lifetime’s Speaking of Women’s Health. Please visit or call 1-866-SWH-INFO for more information.

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