Emmy-winning actress will take stage at women’s expo on Tuesday

Uvalde Memorial Hospital is calling all women who have an interest in health, nutrition, shopping, beauty or fitness to attend the fourth Women’s Health Expo. The event is set Tuesday starting at 5 p.m.

The event will be held at Willie De Leon Civic Center, 300 E. Main St., and will feature a keynote speaker, physician Q&A panel, and 40 exclusive vendors selling goods and providing information.

Keynote speaker for the event is Tracey Conway sponsored by First State Bank of Uvalde. Conway is an Emmy Award-winning actress and comedienne, who, “literally dropped dead from sudden cardiac arrest during a live taping of a show,” according to a press release issued by Uvalde Memorial Hospital. “Her heart stopped for more than 20 minutes and Tracey’s chances of survival were barely 1 in 20.

“After six defibrillator shocks, paramedics brought her back to life. Tracey’s story – her sudden death, her miraculous recovery and the insight she’s gained living and thriving every day with a chronic heart condition –will entertain, touch and inspire.”

Conway is an accomplished writer, contributing the lead story in “Chicken Soup for the Soul, Healthy Living” and has received two Emmy nominations for her writing on the television comedy series “Almost Live!”

Conway has appeared as a guest on Oprah, sat as a panelist for PBS series Second Opinion, and regularly participates in American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women events.

Conway will take the stage at 6:30 p.m.

At 6 p.m., prior to Conway’s keynote speech, there will be an expert panel of physicians from Uvalde, including Dr. Jared Reading, Dr. Sandra Boenig, Dr. Erika Garcia, Dr. James Kelly and Dr. Gregory Baber.

The physicians will talk candidly about a variety of women’s health issues and answer questions presented by the community.

The physicians will also be available to speak with attendees one-on-one following the panel.

There is no entry fee for the event.



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