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    Published on February 12, 2016

    Spirit of Women Spring Event, In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, Features Leigh Anne Tuohy as keynote speaker

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (February 12, 2016) This year’s Spirit of Women Spring Event, In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, will feature an inspiring presentation by Leigh Anne Tuohy – as well as a chance to meet the recipients of the 11th Annual Spirit in Action Awards.

    The event will take place on Thursday, March 31 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center at 11:30 a.m.

    Leigh Anne Tuohy is the matriarch of the Tuohy family featured in Michael Lewis’s New York Times best-selling book, The Blind Side. Her talks are among the most inspiring in the world, bringing audiences to their feet and challenging everyone to turn around, identify the need, and help. Tuohy’s newest book, Turn Around, will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

    Spirit of Women will also use this time to announce the winners of the 2016 Spirit in Action Awards, honoring Pine Belt residents for their work in making their community a healthier, safer and more inspirational place to live. Nominations for this year are still being accepted and are open to both men and women, ages 35 and older. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2016. For a full list of guidelines and nomination forms, visit

    Tickets for the event go on sale Monday, February 15, for Spirit of Women members and Wednesday, February 17 for non-members! Ticket prices are $45 for Spirit of Women members and $55 for non-members. Please visit or call Spirit of Women at 601-288-4968 for information on purchasing tickets.

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    All media related inquiries should be directed to Amanda Kirby, Media Coordinator, by email or phone at 601-288-1303.