Updated: Dec 14, 2021
Memorial Hospital recognized American Heart Health Month by hosting a “Go Red for Women, Wine and Girl Power” event on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Chester Country Club. Attendees of the event enjoyed complementary wine samples, poured by Eric Winters with PRP Wine, and a delicious heart healthy meal, provided by Memorial’s Dietary Department. Special guest speaker, Kendall Boysen, CPC, CPRC
Professional Life & Recovery Coach’s, delivered a presentation titled “You’ve got the POWER!”. The presentation explained how to create a positive ripple by collecting gratitude and pushing it out to everyone you encounter. Frustrated by a negative world, activate your power and do something about it. From small beginnings, great things can happen!
Memorial Hospital staff from the Chester Clinic & Steeleville Family Practice, Radiology Department, Nursing Department, Nutritionist, and Volunteer/Auxiliary members were available to educate patrons on the services offered at Memorial. Students from the Memorial Medical Explorers Program donated their time in helping 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 the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.