Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:00 pm

Celeste Mergens took a passion and idea and turned it into Days for Girls - an international non-profit focused on creating a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene.She believes that every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. Days for Girls allows partners with nonprofits, groups and organizations around the globe, by raising awareness, and by helpingĀ  communities around the world start their own programs.

Celeste Mergens will speak at the Bob Graham Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Pugh Hall Ocora about what it takes to turn ideas into actions that can make a difference. The event is free and open to the public.

This program is co-sponsored by the Alachua County Medical Society.