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Hospital, nonprofit to host event at mall
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Posted: 2012 Sep 28 - 00:38

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Think pink and come out to Indian River Mall on Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m. for "How Sweet It Is," a pink event in honor of breast cancer awareness month, designed to encourage awareness for women's health topics.

Indian River Medical Center, a member of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, will have booths with information on cancers that can affect women, women and heart health and physical therapies offered for women to regain their physical strength after any kind of surgery or ailment.

The mall will be decked out in pink, and there will be dessert and food sampling stations, vendors selling pink merchandise and providing mini-spa services, live salsa and Tango dance demonstrations and a preview of SafeSpace's "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event.

The first 100 people to arrive will receive swag bags that will include an IRMC pink lunch tote and other mall offers. Participants can enter to win door prizes.

The preview of the third annual men's march, "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" campaign to bring awareness to sexual and domestic violence on the Treasure Coast may include men doing a practice walk in red high heels on the mall stage.

SafeSpace is a private, nonprofit organization that provides shelter for abused victims of all ages, as well as counseling, educational and outreach programs for both the abuser and abused.

SafeSpace provides a haven for abused victims and their children, from Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, who have suffered physical assault from their partners and need to leave to ensure their personal safety.

John Walsh, host and creator of "America's Most Wanted," is the honorary chairman for the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event that will be held at IRMC on Oct. 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The walk will begin and end at the new Partners in Women's Health building, 1050 37th Place, suite 101/102.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the OB/GYN physician group members and staff, tour the new office and enjoy light refreshments at the conclusion of the walk.

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