South to be featured BATTLE speaker

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal

The annual Breast Cancer Awareness To Teach Ladies Early Detection (BATTLE) luncheon key ingredient is the informational speaker.

This year will feature Dwalia South. South has practiced medicine for over 30 years. She is also an accomplished author. South who has served as the Mississippi State Medical Association President from 2007-08 president specializes in family medicine while collecting stories from her life to illustrate the ups and downs of a small town doctor. South’s book is called Una Voce. South will provide pertinent information in the fight against cancer as well as entertain the expected over 350 person crowd.

This year’s event is set for Thursday, September 27 at noon in the Lake Tiak-O’Khata dining area. The program was initiated by Peggy Crawford and Glenda Gregory in 1999 and had a guest list of 28 during its first year. Last year, the Breast Cancer Awareness To Teach Ladies Early Detection luncheon catered to over 300 men and women.

Teaching the women of Winston County early detection methods has been Crawford’s and Gregory’s goal since the inception of the BATTLE luncheon

This year’s featured speaker will be Ripley’s Dr. Dwalia South who is an author and has been practicing medicine for over 30 years.

Anyone interested in attending or survivors interested in participating in the fashion show should contact Crawford at 773-3696 or Gregory at 773-5531 or the extension office at 773-3091. Those wishing to sponsor the event should also contact Crawford or Gregory or the extension office. Persons wishing to purchase tickets may call also. Sponsorships are available to purchase tables or provide door prizes.

Winston Medical Center once again will be a top sponsor of the event.