Capito Hosts Girls Rise Up Event with Marshall Health CEO, Students

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BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore
Capito (R-W.Va.) today brought Marshall Health Chief Executive Officer Beth
“Buffy” Hammers, and a medical student and a resident physician from Marshall
University, to Barboursville Middle School to promote female empowerment, education,
fitness, and self-confidence.

During
the event, Senator Capito, Buffy Hammers, and the medical students—who both
attended Barboursville Middle School—met with sixth grade female students as
part of Senator Capito’s
Girls
Rise Up program
. Students had the chance to hear about their personal experiences
as female leaders and learn more about the importance of having more women in
the health care workforce. Today’s event marks the 27th event since the
program’s launch in 2015.

“Today
marks our very first Girls Rise Up event with Marshall Health, and I was thrilled
to have female trailblazer Buffy Hammers alongside me, as well as a medical
student and resident physician from Marshall University who are excelling in
their field,”
Senator Capito said. “Young West Virginia girls need to
know that they can achieve whatever they wish to accomplish if they set their
minds to it, and these women are living proof of that. I’m confident that the
Barboursville Middle School students will achieve success, and most
importantly, build each other up every day.”

“Thank
you to Senator Capito for making this a priority. I share her passion for
empowering young women,”
Buffy Hammers said. “These young ladies need to
know they can do anything they put their minds to and that they have the power
to make a difference. Both of my children attended Barboursville Middle School,
so I appreciate the opportunity to share my story, and hopefully, inspire a new
generation of female healthcare leaders right here in our community.”

“As the first female to be elected to the U.S. Senate from West
Virginia, Senator Capito has been an inspiration to me personally. I welcomed
the opportunity for her and Buffy,
whose children were both our former students, to share their stories and the ‘Girls Rise
Up’ Program with our sixth grade girls. Setting goals, believing in yourself,
and hard work are all a part of our principles at Barboursville Middle School,
so this program and their visit was a perfect fit,” Kerri Smith,
Barboursville Middle School Principal, said
.

Senator
Capito launched the West Virginia Girls Rise Up program in 2015 to instill
confidence in young West Virginia women and empower them to be strong and kind
female leaders. The program focuses on three areas: education, fitness, and
self-confidence.

Photos from today’s event are included below:

  10-18-2022 GRU 2

U.S. Senator
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) holds a West Virginia Girls Rise Up event with
Marshall Health at Barboursville Middle School in Barboursville, W.Va. on
Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

10-18-2022 GRU 1

U.S. Senator
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) holds a West Virginia Girls Rise Up event with
Marshall Health at Barboursville Middle School in Barboursville, W.Va. on
Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

10-18-2022 GRU 3

U.S. Senator
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) holds a West Virginia Girls Rise Up event with
Marshall Health at Barboursville Middle School in Barboursville, W.Va. on
Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

10-18-2022 GRU 4

U.S. Senator
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) holds a West Virginia Girls Rise Up event with
Marshall Health at Barboursville Middle School in Barboursville, W.Va. on
Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

 

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