Latino Life: What you can expect at the Central California Women's Conference

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Largest women's event of its kind in the Central Valley is September 19 (KFSN)

Aired Sunday, June 25, 2017
Organizers of the 30th Annual Central California Women's Conference are sharing details about this year's event. The theme for the September 19th conference is Embrace Your Journey.

The day includes continental breakfast, elegant sit-down lunch with keynote speaker Amy Purdy, Cool Down reception with hors d'oeuvres and wine, 21 Breakout Sessions, 175 vendors at Marketplace and raffle prizes. More than 3,500 women are expected to attend.

CCWC is the largest one-day women's' conference in the Valley held at Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. and the fun goes to 5:30 p.m.

CCWC include shopping at the Marketplace with 175 booths and meaningful information from non-profits. Attendees meet breakout speakers to continue the conversation at Speaker's Corner featuring books and information from sessions. CCWC opens with the Warm-Up Session featuring relationship expert, Dr. Jacquie.

It ends with the Cool-Down Session featuring the "good girl" comedienne, Kerri Pomarolli sharing hilarious Stress Buster insights! ABC30 Is a Founding Sponsor. Amy Purdy is a world-class snowboarder, 2014 Paralympic Medalist, and founder of Adaptive Action Sports.

She is also an actress, model, dancer, clothing designer, New York Times bestselling author and product spokesperson. Purdy is also known for her appearance on the ABC show Dancing With the Stars. At the age of 19, Amy contracted Meningococcal Meningitis, a vaccine-preventable bacterial infection, and was given a less than two percent chance of survival.

As a result of the infection, doctors had to amputate her legs below the knee. Purdy is currently training for the Feb. 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in South Korea. CCWC is a 501 c (3) organization. CCWC has given back more than $900,000 to non-profits serving women and children. In April, $100,000 was awarded to 65 Valley non-profits serving women and children.

In addition, $5,000 was awarded to returning college students, $5,000 was awarded to four area high school students and $5,000 will be awarded to one woman who has embraced her journey and overcome challenges as the She Makes a Difference winner.

Jan Edwards and Nene Casares sat down with Graciela Moreno to discuss the conference on Latino Life. Get tickets at www.ccwc-fresno.org or call 209-356-1000.

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