23rd Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women to be Held on March 4

Feb. 6, 2023

For more information, contact Ernie Ballard, ernie.ballard@pbrc.edu, 225-263-2677

BATON ROUGE – The 23rd Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women will focus on mind and body wellness by bringing back popular health screenings and offering a variety of great activities. The Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women will take place on Saturday, March 4, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, located at 6400 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

Women, 18 and older, are invited to participate in the event’s 10+ free screenings, including a total lipid panel, glucose screenings, EKGs, several cancer screenings, and many more. In addition, this year’s event will feature a 1-mile Walk for Wellness around the lake, fitness stations, educational talks, hands-only CPR demonstrations and even entry-level Tai Chi classes.

For more information, a map to the location and registration, visit https://www.pbrc.edu/wdw/. Space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended.

“This annual event brings about 600 women to our campus every year,” said Dr. Leanne Redman, Pennington Biomedical Associate Executive Director for Scientific Education. “It is a wonderful opportunity for women in our community to enjoy a Saturday morning focused on health and wellness and to support local health partners and non-profits.”

Upon entry, all participants will receive a Passport to Wellness Card. As women participate in the activities, they will receive stamps on their card to get a prize.

Sponsors for this year’s Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women include hosting sponsors Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation; presenting sponsor Our Lady of the Lake; contributing sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana; associate sponsor Peoples Health; and in-kind sponsors Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Woman’s Hospital, Team Blue, Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute, Jason’s Deli, MacLaff Inc., Coca-Cola and Trader Joe’s.

“We are thankful to all our partners and sponsors for helping us to put on this great event each year,” said Dr. John Kirwan, Pennington Biomedical Executive Director. “At Pennington Biomedical, we put science to work for a healthier Louisiana. Hosting events like this one help us to provide opportunities for easy access to health screenings and information they may not otherwise have access to. That’s an important part of the role we play in the community, and we are pleased to be able to provide that each year.”

About the Pennington Biomedical Research Center

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the triggers of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. The Center architected the national “Obecity, USA” awareness and advocacy campaign to help solve the obesity epidemic by 2040. The Center conducts basic, clinical, and population research, and is affiliated with LSU.

The research enterprise at Pennington Biomedical includes over 480 employees within a network of 40 clinics and research laboratories, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Its scientists and physician/scientists are supported by research trainees, lab technicians, nurses, dietitians, and other support personnel. Pennington Biomedical a state-of-the-art research facility on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge.

For more information, see www.pbrc.edu.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808