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Original Post: Hundreds attend first day of WLKY’s Women’s Living Expo

by Lauren Adams, WLKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Health screenings, make up tips and much more brought hundreds of women to pack the Kentucky Expo Center as WLKY hosted the Women’s Living Expo.

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“Everyone here loved Gina! We are so glad she was able to come to Louisville!!” – Matt Kane, CBS

WLKY’s Vicki Dortch attended Saturday, as did other WLKY personalities, including weekend meteorologist John Belski.

Organizers said the event was a one-stop shop for today’s busy woman, featuring 200 booths that offered free health screenings and an opportunity to have a professional do hair and makeup.

“It’s really a fun weekend for women but it’s also informative. So what we try and do is bring a diverse group of women together for one weekend and give them the info and products that will help them live their best life,” organizer Barbara Donnell said.

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A big attraction was CBS soap star Gina Tognoni, who plays Phyllis Summers on the Young and the Restless.

Tognoni talked to fans about her TV character and her shoe line, Sole9.

A portion of the proceeds from her Sole9′s shoe sales will go to help victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault.

“This weekend we’re giving to the local chapter here in Kentucky. So come on out, buy a pair of shoes and we’ll be able to help the women here locally,” Tognoni said.

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See raw video of Vicki Dortch’s interview with Gina Tognoni

Proceeds from shoes purchased this weekend will help Louisville’s Center for Women and Families.

The expo continues at 11a.m. Sunday and runs until 5 p.m.

Tognoni, and her shoes, will be back too.

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