Freeman Health System to Host Third Annual Galentine’s Day Sip & Shop

Shopping and sipping spree benefits Freeman Helping Friends Mammogram Fund

Sipping food, sampling beverages, and shopping for gifts — and all for a very good cause. This pretty much sums up the 3rd Annual Galentine’s Day Sip & Shop event, a guilt-free girl’s night out on the town where they can shower themselves with some needed “me” time. The event will take place on Friday, February 9 from 4:00 to 7:30 pm at the Roxy Event Center (102 S. Joplin Avenue in Joplin).

Presented by Freeman Health Auxiliary and Great Southern Bank, the Sip & Shop includes a wide selection of offerings from Joplin area boutiques as well as delicious samples and sips from local restaurants, breweries and wineries.

But there’s more to this special night than wining and dining. The come-and-go event raises money for the Freeman Health System’s Helping Friends Mammogram Fund, which provides mammogram screenings and post-mastectomy garments to local women in need. It’s important, considering a single mammogram costs roughly $500, and more than 9,000 women from the Four States neglect their annual mammograms due to costs. Last year’s event raised $14,000, and Galentine’s officials hope to meet or exceed $17,000 this year.

A special item that will be raffled off this year is a Coach handbag valued at $400, donated by Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker.

Participating boutiques are donating 15% of their proceeds toward the mammogram fund: Bella Donna Boutique, Bend the Trend, Blue Moon Boutique, Bourbon Boutique, Cactus Creek Boutique, Dr. Flys Salon, Freeman Gift Gallery, La Boussole Medical Spa & Wellness Center, Lenkabl Permanent Jewelry, Oasis Boutique, Paint Chips & Glitter Boutique, The Rowe Boutique, The Social Beauty Bar, and Sophie Boutique. Food and beverages will be provided by: Christine’s Vineyard, Club 609, Eagles Landing Wine, Freeman Nutrition Services, Just a Taste, and Keltoi Winery.

Admission is $35, which includes access to food, shopping, wine tasting, and a special take-home item.

About Freeman Health System

Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center — the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services — as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2020, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report named Freeman Health System the Best Hospital in Southwest Missouri for 2020. With more than 320 physicians on staff representing more than 80 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit


Kevin McClintock, Media Relations Coordinator
Freeman Health System

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