July 12th, 2023
Upstream concept focuses on prevention
MANKATO—Greater Mankato Area United Way’s upcoming Women with Heart Luncheon will focus on the topic of “going upstream” for prevention and community action to create change.
Tickets are available now for the annual luncheon taking place 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.
Individual tickets are $40; table of 8 $300. Call United Way at 507-345-4551 or register online at www.mankatounitedway.org/women-heart.
Presented by Pioneer Bank, this year’s event features keynote speaker Nancy Fitzsimons, PhD, MSW, LISW, of Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Social Work. Dr. Fitzsimons will present on the topic of “Going Upstream: Prevention, Connection, Action, Hope.” The upstream concept within the social determinants of health focuses on wider-scope prevention rather than addressing individual problems as they happen.
The event includes lunch, door prizes and powerful discussion as women unite to make a difference. Several hundred women are already registered.
This year’s Women with Heart event chair is Debbie Ogren of Integrity Real Estate Group at True Real Estate.
- Pioneer Bank
- Debbie Ogren with the Integrity Real Estate Group at True
- Old National Bank
Support of Women with Heart attendees is vital to Greater Mankato Area United Way’s campaign, which kicks off in Mankato on Tuesday, July 25 with a community kickoff event from 12-1 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza.
Last year, Women with Heart had its highest attendance ever, with over 800 women pledging a record of more than $200,000 to the campaign. Greater Mankato Area United Way’s 2024 campaign goal is $2,250,000 to support 62 programs and initiatives serving more than 53,000 people in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties.