IMARA Woman Magazine Brings Health Empowerment Tour To North Charleston

IMARA Woman magazine’s 18th annual Health Empowerment Tour, sponsored by Select Health of South Carolina’s First Choice Medicaid health plan and AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership, continues Saturday, October 19, at Fresh Future Farm, 2008 Success St., N. Charleston, SC, 29405. This year’s event is themed “Mind, Body, Spirit: Because I’m Worth It!” and runs from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., offering health screenings, educational workshops, cooking demonstrations, door prizes, entertainment and a healthy lunch, all at no cost to attendees.

“The Health Empowerment Tour is a day of fun and fellowship that empowers women of all ages with crucial information through entertaining and lively discussion,” said Wendy Brawley, founder and publisher of IMARA Woman. “Everyone has a great time. We learn from experts, and we get to ask questions and share our own experiences.”

Each tour event also features special guest speakers and a diverse array of workshops. The featured speakers for this event include Jonathan Green, one of the foremost American painters depicting the southern experience. He will present the “History of Food and Gullah Culture.”   

Germaine Jenkins and Glenn Ellis will present “Dissecting Food Labels.” Jenkins founded Fresh Future Farm to address health, wealth and quality of life disparities. Fresh Future Farm is a non-profit urban farm, general store and farmer-training center. Ellis is a medical ethicist, researcher and lecturer.

In addition, participants may attend all of five workshops offered. Featured titles include “Let’s Zumba!!,” and “Connecting the Mind, Body, and Spirit: Food is Medicine for the Whole Family.” Finally, all attendees are invited to tour Fresh Future Farms after the workshops conclude.

Jonathan Green

“The Health Empowerment Tour educates, inspires and serves as a catalyst for healthy living,” said Courtnay Thompson, market president at Select Health, which offers First Choice, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid health plan. Select Health also offers First Choice VIP Care Plus, a Medicare-Medicaid Plan. “The tour aligns perfectly with our mission to help people get care, stay well and build healthy communities.”

Advance registration is required and space is limited, so participants should sign up early at or call 1-803-252-0647. Comfortable clothes and shoes are suggested for all who attend.

The entire household benefits when someone learns how to improve their health or diet, or to strengthen their self-esteem,” said Christopher Drumm, board chair of AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership and senior vice president, government and external affairs for AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership is the corporate foundation of AmeriHealth Caritas. “Positive changes, whether physical, emotional, dietary or related to self-image, can lead to dramatic improvements in quality of life.”


Let’s Zumba!!
Connecting the Mind, Body, and Spirit: Food is Medicine for the Whole Family
Back to Nature (Holistic Healing through Gardening and Planting)
Dissecting Food Labels
History of Food & Gullah Culture

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