Every Woman’s Expo, a local event for women, by women, is set to take place Sept. 28 from 2-6 p.m. at the Mt. Juliet Community Center in Charlie Daniels Park.
Relay for Life, which is associated with the American Cancer Society, will be the beneficiary for the event, with all money going toward cancer research.
Not only will this event be a place for women to “learn, shop and indulge,” but it will also serve as a fundraiser for Relay for Life.
Sidney Payne, chairman of Mt. Juliet’s Relay for Life, said Relay for Life “jumped at the opportunity” to work with the event.
“We’ll have a table so people can come by and see us and it’s going to be about making strides and breast cancer,” Payne said. “Our focus at these kinds of things is on teaching cancer prevention.”
Payne said the organization is always looking to get more people involved and teach people ways they can avoid cancer.
“Everyone on the Relay committee preparing these events has lost someone to cancer or is a cancer survivor themselves,” Payne said. “We’re committed to finding a cure.”
Payne said all the money that the organization receives goes to research and that is critical, especially with all of the types of research hospitals Tennessee has, such as Vanderbilt.
Payne said aside from being involved in Every Woman’s Expo, Relay for Life will hold its biggest annual event June 14 from noon until midnight. It also will be at Charlie Daniels Park.
Payne said everything will be free and again the focus will be on cancer prevention.
“We’re targeting cancer survivors and children so we will be teaching them about things like eating healthy and wearing sunscreen, especially since the event will be near a splash pad.”
Payne said last year Relay for Life raised $53,000 on this event in only its fourth year.