A Women of W.O.R.T.H. fundraiser was at Berry College on Wednesday with a bake sale held in the Krannert building. The event was free, and volunteers for the women’s organization for reproductive and health offered an informative presentation on the Affordable Health Care Act. The presentation explained the merits of the Act and its purpose, which is to rid gender bias in health care and offer affordable preventative services to women everywhere. It also covered religious freedom with an in-depth account of the Accommodation of Religiously-Affiliated Employers section of the new health care law.
The event drew a large crowd that included men, and most every section of the population was represented. Informative booths on female health care and contraception were provided along with pamphlets to take home. Donations for the event that were collected upon entering gave attendees a chance to win baked goods in a raffle held after the presentation.
Women of W.O.R.T.H. office manager and volunteer coordinator Kristen Sheeley said, “Events like this are important. More and more women rely on our organization’s services, and we are often the sole provider of women’s health care for them”. She also mentioned that on April 28th Women of W.O.R.T.H are offering free pap smears to women who need it. For more information go to www.womenareworthit.org or call 706 346-4628.