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Save the Date Our annual Mother's Day Brunch tickets are available


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Choices Women's Center


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Choices Women's Center


[04/13/15]   Excited to announce our guest speaker for our 9th Annual Mother's Day Brunch is Dr. Marvella E. Ford.

Dr. Ford is the Associate Director of Cancer Disparities at the National Cancer Institute-designated Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She completed her undergraduate training at Cornell University and she completed her graduate and postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Michigan through pre- and post-doctoral grant funding from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging.

Dr. Ford is a behavioral scientist with expertise in conducting cancer research in diverse populations of older adults. She is the principal investigator (PI) of a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)-funded P20 center grant titled South Carolina Cancer Disparities Research Center (SC CaDRe) in collaboration with Dr. Judith Salley from South Carolina State University. The goal of the SC CaDRe, administered by the NIH/NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, is to expand cancer disparities research in South Carolina while cultivating a network of diverse cancer researchers.

In addition, Dr. Ford is a Multiple PI, with Dr. Nestor Esnaola, of an NIH/NIMHD-funded R01 grant titled “Improving Resection Rates among African Americans with NSCLC.” The purpose of the study is to evaluate a strategy to rates of receipt of lung-directed therapy with curative intent among African Americans with early stage lung cancer.

She was also a project PI on a Department of Defense (DoD)-funded grant titled “Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity and Wellness (SE VIEW)” (PI: Dr. Sabra Slaughter). The goal of her SE VIEW project was to improve cancer screening, cancer knowledge, and knowledge of cancer clinical trials among residents of the I-95 Corridor of South Carolina. Dr. Ford was also the PI of a recently concluded NIH/NCI R21 investigation titled “Optimizing Survivorship and Surveillance after Treatment for Colon Cancer.” In the R21 study, she and her colleagues systematically investigated the role of multi-level factors on participation of colon cancer survivors in guideline-based post-treatment cancer surveillance and care.

Since 2009, Dr. Ford has led a Department of Defense-funded undergraduate student summer cancer research training program in collaboration with Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and Voorhees College. To date, most of the students have been accepted to graduate or professional schools.

On a national leadership level, Dr. Ford is a member of the NIH/NCI NCORP Cancer Health Disparities Committee and the NIH Health Services Organization and Delivery (HSOD) study section, which reviews research grant applications for scientific merit. She was a planning committee member of the 2014 NIH Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees Conference, and she is the Co-Chair of the Student Forum of the Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, led by Dr. David E. Rivers.

At MUSC, Dr. Ford coordinates the “Selected Topics in Epidemiology” course and a seminar series course in the MUSC Department of Public Health Sciences. She is the author of more than 70 scientific articles, 8 book chapters, and an annotated bibliography on African American fathers.

[04/13/15]   We will be revealing our guest speaker for the 9th Annual Mother's Day Brunch on Facebook tomorrow at 10:30am!


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Quiz for Teens with Diabetes

Know a teen with diabetes? Have them take this quiz to learn more about how to manage their diabetes. Between school, your friends, and everything else, you have lots of things to do and places to go. But diabetes doesn’t have to stop you. Take this quiz from the National Diabetes Education Program to learn more about how to manage your diabetes. 03/20/2015

CHOICES Women's Center 9th Annual Mother's Day Brunch

Purchase tickets online for our 9th Annual Mother's Day Brunch here! Eventbrite - CHOICES Women's Center presents CHOICES Women's Center 9th Annual Mother's Day Brunch - Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport - Conv Ctr, North Charleston, SC. Find event and ticket information. 03/20/2015

Generic Calendar/Clock Countdown

7 weeks until our Mother's Day Brunch, the link to purchase tickets will be on the event soon! We have also confirmed our guest speaker... stay tuned until we unveil their identity! Countdown to May 9, 2015. Showing days, hours, minutes and seconds ticking down to 0 03/12/2015

American Heart Association - Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Learn more about the American Heart Association in your area by choosing your local branch on the site! Learn more about the American Heart Association's efforts to reduce death caused by heart disease and stroke. Also learn about cardiovascular conditions, ECC and CPR, donating, heart disease information for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and educators and healthy living. 02/24/2015

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is 15 Days Away!

We support HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in helping to stop the spread of AIDS! Lots of events and activities are happening for the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Partners and supporters are hosting events, ambassadors are talking about HIV/AIDS and its impact on women and girls, and communities around the country are making an impact. You c… 02/24/2015

Let's Move!

If you haven't checked out First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! program yet, you should! Great tool to assist you in beginning a healthier lifestyle! Five years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move!, a nationwide initiative to set children on a path to a healthy future. 02/20/2015

Public Policy

You can use this site to learn more about the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Also, check out Senate Bill 3 and show your support by calling, emailing or writing your senator today. There is a sample letter provided if you don't know what to say! S.3- A bill to amend section 16-25-10 of the 1976 code, to provide necessary definitions; to amend section 16-25-20 of the 1976 code, relating to criminal domestic violence offenses and penalties, ...


This Alvin Ailey dancer epitomizes what our 8th Annual Mother's Day Brunch theme is all about:

"Using Education as a Tool to Fight HIV & AIDS"

More info coming soon. Help spread the word.

May 10th, 2014
4831 Tanger Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29418
Time: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Contact us at (843) 763-1207 or via our page. 01/29/2014

January Cervical Health Awareness Month

Thank you so much Catherine Lamkin for being a crusader in the fight for "Being the Best Me" campaign. Knowledge is power and awareness about this issue is so vital. Your support means the world to CHOICES. Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer.

[06/08/13]   Join CHOICES Women’s Center
for 2nd Annual “Dads N’ Daughters” Pancake Breakfast
Applebees Restaurant and grill
1859 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
8am-10 am

Tickets: 2/$15.00 or $8.00 each

Contact : 763-1207 for tickets

Dads (grandfathers, uncles or advocates) come and spend one on one time getting to know your daughter on a different level. (Enjoy discussions that include topics on curfews, dating, internet safety, special interests, etc.)

Proceeds will be used to fund programming for CHOICES Women’s Center. CHOICES is a 501 3c organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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A special thank you to Diana Burke for making our 7th Annual Mother's Day Brunch a success. She named her company right because Diana your a "Sweet Pea". In addition, CHOICES wishes to thank Ruth Mayner for connecting us to Diana. Please support this woman who is doing great things. CHOICES salutes you!!!

[05/14/13]   Mother's Day Brunch Pics are coming soon.... We want to Thank everyone who showed up the brunch was a hit!


Hope to see you all in attendance. Tell everyone to be in attendance. You are assured to have a "Fantastic" time.


Choices Women's Center's cover photo


Choices Women's Center's cover photo

[05/08/12]   'A TASTE OF CHOICES' Cookbook coming soon. So, if you would like to pre-order contact us on our Facebook Fan Page or [email protected].

An assortment of tasty delights. We even have receipes that have not been made with ingredients that had a 'Momma' or a 'Face' (Vegan). :-D Example: "Spicy Spinach, Mushroom & Red Onion" Brown Rice

[04/26/12]   Check us out on May 9, 2012 on Lowcountry Live at 10:00 a.m. We will be talking about the upcoming 6th Annual Mother's Day Brunch and Choices Women's Center. It will air on Comcast Cable Station Channel 8. Check your local listing if you are with another television provider. 04/26/2012

Choices Women's Center to host Mother's Day Brunch

Check us out by clicking on these links. Can't wait to see you there




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