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Go red! Memorial Hospital's annual heart-healthy event motivates women

  • The 2020 Go Red for Women event sponsored by Memorial Hospital in Chester.

    The 2020 Go Red for Women event sponsored by Memorial Hospital in Chester.
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Submitted by Memorial Hospital
updated: 3/12/2020 10:57 AM

Memorial Hospital recognized American Heart Health Month by hosting the "Go Red for Women, Wine and Girl Power" event on Feb. 27 at the Chester Country Club.

Attendees enjoyed complementary wine samples, poured by Eric Winters with PRP Wine, and a delicious heart healthy meal provided by Memorial's Dietary Department.

Keynote speaker, Kendall Boysen, a professional life and recovery coach, delivered a presentation titled, "You've got the POWER!"

In it, she explained how to create a positive ripple by collecting gratitude and pushing it out to everyone you encounter. Don't be frustrated by a negative world, Boysen urged, but activate your power and do something about it. From small beginnings, great things can happen!

Guests were educated on all the services offered through Memorial Hospital -- from the Chester Clinic & Steeleville Family Practice, to the radiology department, nursing department, nutritionists and volunteer/auxiliary members.

Students from the Memorial Medical Explorers Program donated their time to help out at the event.

The evening was capped off with prize giveaways provided by PRP Wine and Memorial.

The "Go Red for Women" campaign encourages awareness of heart disease in women, and the action necessary to save more lives.

The "Go Red" movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to collectively wipe out heart disease.

It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce it. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.