The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health will host GiRL Power (Girls in Real Life) from 5:30–9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Amarillo Civic Center Regency Room. GiRL Power was developed to engage 10- to 14-year-old girls and the important women in their lives in efforts to improve self-esteem, physical activity, nutrition, internet safety and communication. The 2018 theme is “Bloom Where You Are Planted.”
Madison Fuller, Miss Texas 2018, will be the featured speaker. As a longtime advocate for children battling cancer, she uses her talent as a ventriloquist to entertain and bring joy to the young patients she visits in hospitals across the state. Fuller’s mission is to be a bold, kindhearted and influential example to those around her as she represents the ideals and heart of a Miss America.
Fuller also will lead a breakout session about bullying. Other breakout sessions (and presenters) include: RADkids-Personal Safety (Catie Wiedenhofer), Using Your Mind to Create (Mandi Ried, Don Harrington Discovery Center), CareNet – Important Information about Internet Safety and Sites (Candy Gibbs) and Zumba for Health and Fitness (Melina Campbell).
Tickets for the event are $5 each, and include t-shirts, door prizes, food, a Nintendo Switch giveaway, a “Guess the Money Pot” contest by Happy State Bank, photo opportunities with Fuller and more.
To purchase tickets, or for more information about GiRL Power and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, visit the institute's website.