This group of over 120 women was organized in 2003 to help St. Bernards identify women’s and children’s health issues and to provide insight into how well St. Bernards meets those needs and how they can better meet them in the future. The group sponsors the very popular Kidz Fun Fair and Stories in the Forest. The group also undertakes other projects with health ties that have wide community appeal.
Sponsored by the Women's Advisory Council of the St. Bernards Development Council, local celebrities read children's books to children in the St. Bernards Fun Forest located in the Mall at Turtle Creek.
The group sponsors the very popular Kids on the Mile (formally Kidz Fun Fair) held at St. Bernards Auditorium in the fall of each year. The popular event provides not only free entertainment, healthy refreshments, physical activities and a petting zoo, but also emphasizes health education for families and children.
WHALE is an identification program that started in the early 1990s by Connie Day, a child caregiver in Virginia, who wondered what would happen to the children in her care in the event of a car crash. The program is now recognized and used by emergency personnel in 34 states.
The Women's Advisory Council sponsors numerous events to further their mission of increasing awareness and providing education on women's and children's issues. These photos represent just a few of these events.