SMART Women set luncheon

Published 7:20 pm Saturday, January 1, 2011

January is the time for new beginnings.

Working toward that purpose, the SMART Women are sponsoring a luncheon this month to focus on health-related resolutions.

The “SMART Women: SMART Health” luncheon will feature discussion from Dr. Christopher Dowd of Cornerstone Private Practice on hot-button health issues for women, including prevention and early intervention of osteoporosis, mammogram myths and controversies, genetic testing and breast health.

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In this presentation Dowd will explain good health practices, clear up myths and explore prevention.

“Everyone wants to get healthy come January,” said Ashley Greene, president of SMART Women. “We stay in tune with what our guests want to learn about.”

SMART Women (“Successful, Motivated … And Really Tired) was established in 2007 by six women who wanted offer something new to the Suffolk community. The mission of SMART Women is “Empowerment, Education and Entertainment,” Greene said.

The group sponsors a quarterly luncheon covering topics of interest to the audience, like finance, philanthropy, dressing for success and social media.

“It’s a great way to learn something new, meet new people and have a great lunch,” Greene said. “We use it as networking time. It can be helpful for many professional women locally.”

The luncheon will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront on Jan. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and individual tickets cost $20. Corporate tables are $200, which includes 10 seats, recognition as a sponsor and the opportunity to include company literature in the resource bags that will be distributed to each guest.

The deadline for registration is Jan 7. For more information, call 641-3430 or send an email to