The American Cancer Society will host the third annual Women Leading the Way to Wellness breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at The Inn at Longshore at 260 Compo Road South in Westport. Women throughout Fairfield County are encouraged to attend this event to learn and discuss the importance of being one’s own health advocate.
The Women Leading the Way to Wellness breakfast will benefit the American Cancer Society with the goal of raising funds that will help build a movement to empower women to recognize the value of making their own health a priority. A panel discussion on how women can and should put their health first in order to stay well and care for their extended families and household will take place and shine a light on a hidden issue that one in three American women will get cancer in her lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, the key to prevention is focusing on early detection and healthier lifestyles such as maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, avoiding tobacco, and getting regular health screenings.