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Beth Battaglino, RN-C, CEO of HealthyWomen

Beth brings a unique combination of sharp business expertise and women's health insight to her leadership of the organization. Beth has worked in the health care industry for more than 25 years helping to define and drive public education programs on a broad range of women's health issues. She launched and has expanded the brand. As a result of her leadership, HealthyWomen was recognized as one of the top 100 women's health web sites by Forbes for three consecutive years, and was recognized by Oprah magazine as one of the top women's health web sites. HealthyWomen now connects to millions of women across the country through its wide program distribution and innovative use of technology.

Beth is responsible for the business development and strategic positioning of HealthyWomen. She creates partnerships with key health care professionals and consumer groups to provide strategic, engaging and informative award-winning programs. She serves as the organization's chief spokesperson, regularly participating in corporate, non-profit, community and media events. She also is a practicing nurse in maternal child health at Riverview Medical Center- Hackensack Meridian Health, in Red Bank, NJ.

In addition to her nursing degree, Beth holds degrees in political science, business and public administration from Marymount University.

To stay sane, she loves to run and compete in road races. She enjoys skiing and sailing with her husband and young son, and welcoming new babies into the world.

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A Second Chance to Relive a Once-in-a-Lifetime Moment

A Second Chance to Relive a Once-in-a-Lifetime Moment


I wanted to tell you about a recent initiative that I'm really excited about. HealthyWomen has teamed up with The National Headache Foundation and Allergan, Inc., to raise awareness of the disabling symptoms and burden of chronic migraine, as well as offer a special opportunity for people living with this condition.

I'm so pleased to announce the first winner of the national Rewrite Your Day contest, which will award 15 people the chance to work with celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss, one of the most sought-after event planners in the United States, to re-create a special moment lost to chronic migraine.

Patrice Johnson of Prairieville, Louisiana, is the first of 15 winners that will work with Weiss to re-create a special moment. Patrice, who has lived with chronic migraine for more than 15 years, experienced a debilitating migraine on her wedding day that left her unable to enjoy the ceremony and the reception. Weiss will re-create an intimate vow renewal ceremony for Patrice and her husband this December, timed closely to their third wedding anniversary. Read Patrice's story.

People living with chronic migraine, a neurological condition characterized by a diagnosis of migraine and headaches on 15 or more days per month with headache lasting four hours a day or longer, often miss out on special moments with their loved ones. Have you or has someone you love missed a special time because of chronic migraine? This contest will remain open through December 30, 2011, and I encourage those of you living with chronic migraine to visit to enter the contest, learn more about chronic migraine and find a headache specialist in your area to help manage your condition.

You can also learn more about the symptoms of chronic migraine and what you can do about it by clicking here.

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