National Women Build week (NWBW), made possible through a partnership with Lowe’s, took place during the week of May 6-14 across all 50 states. Launched in 2008, more than 100,000 women nationwide have participated in NWBW. How to clinics are held throughout the week to teach volunteers construction skills in preparation of getting them out onto the job sites.
NWBW focus on encouraging women in local communities to give back through volunteering, but there is also an emphasis on female empowerment. Each year, a local female who has made a positive impact in the community in which HFHNCC serves is asked to come speak during a brief “lunch and learn”. This year HFHNCC had Arianne Missimer DPT, RD, SFG2, CICS, CSCS, TPI-MP3, K-Vest2, RockDoc, FMS/SFMA, NKT 1, Kinetic Physical Therapy Clinic Director, TedX speaker, American Ninja Warrior contestant, and last but not least Liposarcoma cancer survivor spoke with volunteers from JPMorgan Chase.
Arianne gave a thirty-minute talk surrounding health and fitness exclusively digging into why it’s important to take care of your body and how that can affect many other areas of your life that one might not even consider. She also focused on consciousness and gave some input and feedback on how an individual perceives themselves can either lift them up to be successful or drag them down. “The biggest thing I can say to you is think about how you talk to yourself on a daily basis all the time. Try to ignore those [bad/negative] thoughts.”
The ladies enjoyed their time with Arianne and had great respect for her especially because she was able to overcome one of life’s largest battles, cancer. They had great conversation and tons of laughs. Women look forward to this week every year and this would not be possible without the support of Lowe’s who contributed nearly $2 million to NWBW in 2017. If you are interested in getting involved with NWBW, please contact Maritza Martinez a firstname.lastname@example.org.