CRESTVIEW — Healthy Woman is a free North Okaloosa Medical Center resource, with the mission of empowering women to make informed health care decisions for themselves and their loved ones.

The organization's 14th annual dinner, a three-course meal by Chef Ernie Danjean, is 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive.

"The purpose of the annual dinner is to provide an elegant, educational and entertaining evening. We hope the attendees leave motivated, inspired and refreshed," HW spokesperson Alicia Booker said.

Comedian and motivational speaker Diana Jordan will provide the keynote address for the event. She'll use that sense of humor to impart a message based on the theme, "Live Laugh Love."

"I thoroughly enjoy the programs because they are full of useful information and give you the opportunity to ask specific questions of the speaker or get hands-on experience, like with the Heels and Wheels hands-on auto maintenance clinic or the breast self-exam education at the Paint it Pink events," Booker, an HW member since 2010, said.

Tickets are $30 per person. Visit www.northokaloosa.com/healthywoman or call 689-8446 to purchase.

More about Healthy Woman

Healthy Woman membership is free. Sponsor and community partner funds are used to support its programs throughout the year, including such projects as Back to School Stress Free, the Annual Paint it Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Event and Dance Your Heart Healthy.

"Healthy Woman events are held quarterly and help to provide women in our community information about health, relationships and life issues. Each quarterly event has a different focus based on feedback from the community on what they would like to know more about," Booker said.

"I would like to thank the many corporate partners that have faithfully supported the Healthy Woman Program.  Their involvement has helped us grow the program and educate our community since August of 2003," she said.

Visit NorthOkaloosa.com/HealthyWoman or contact Booker at 689-8446 to join.