Event for women to feature array of activities


UTICA – United Way of the Mohawk Valley’s Women United event has returned, according to an announcement by the event organizers.

In previous years, the event was known under its former name “100 Women Who Care.”

While the name has changed to allow more women to be a part of the event, participants can expect a fun and engaging event like that of years past, with a focus on health, wellness, self-care, and women empowerment, the event announcement adds.

The event will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at the Delta Marriott, 200 Genesee St., and will feature:

• An evening of mixing and mingling;

• Health and wellness tips;

• Inspirational storytelling;

• A goodie bag;

• A dinner;

• A basket raffle, and

• A variety of women-owned businesses with, home, self-care, health, and wellness products for sale.

The cost is $50 per person or $380 for a table of eight. Admission will be limited to 150 tickets, organizers said.

For information on the event, or to purchase a ticket, go online to unitedwaymv.org/womenunited.

This year, Ella Caiola, co-owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes in New Hartford, and licensed teaching assistant at Herkimer High School, will share excerpts from her mother’s memoir, “The Journey,” which recounts the inspirational woman’s life and journey.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Wellbeing Engagement Consultant Pat Salzer, RD, will present women with easy, everyday health and wellness tips and tricks.

Attendees can also let their imaginations wander through their pens as they are guided through the art of Zen Doodling with Munlight Studio.

This event not only serves as a night to help empower women, but it is also an important fundraiser for United Way of the Mohawk Valley, organizers said.

“We are proud to support United Way of the Mohawk Valley as they bring together women throughout our community with the common goal of improving health and wellbeing,” said Eve Van de Wal, Excellus BCBS Utica Regional President.

“We are looking forward to a wonderful night of fun, inspiration, and connection,” Van de Wal added.

The goodie bags will be filled with items such as free fitness classes, beauty products, and other pieces focused on health, wellness, and self-care, thanks to Clearly Connected, Munlight Studio, Paradigm Consulting, PJ Green, Street Corner Market, Kessler Productions, Putrelo Building Enterprises, and Sovena.

Each person will also receive a take-home craft or activity thanks to Berkshire Bank.

Pierogis are also being provided to attendees by Independent Realtor Elzbieta Pawlowski. Some of the vendors that guests will be able to shop from and chat with about their services include Anomalie, Clearly Connected, Beauty Counter and Be.Life, among others.


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