Record crowd for 12th Annual Women’s Health Day Luncheon hosted by VMH Auxiliary, Elliott Jewelers

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers of Waukon hosted another record crowd for their 12th Annual Women’s Health Day Luncheon Tuesday, September 27 at the Waukon Banquet Center. Over 225 ladies attended the salad luncheon hosted by the Auxiliary members, plus many free health and wellness tests were available.

The theme for this year’s event was “Treasure Your Health.” Featured speakers included Janet Palmer of the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital, who explained her own experience as a cancer survivor. Dr. Dave Schwartz of the Mayo Health System delivered advice in his presentation “The B.E.S.T. Workout for Life.”

Jill Fleming, Registered and Licensed Dietitian with Veterans Memorial Hospital educated the crowd on vitamins asking them, “Is Your Vitamin Helping or Hurting You?” She explained the difference between regulated and non-regulated over the counter vitamins and described the healthy, regulated vitamins that are available for sale by the Auxiliary at the front entrance to Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Joan Bieber of Waukon was the lucky winner of a Ladies’ 14kt white gold infinity style pendant containing one .15 round brilliant diamond and .10 total weight round brilliant accent diamonds, equaling 1/4 carat total weight; on a 18” box chain, weighing 2.3 grams compliments of Elliott Jewelers.

All proceeds raised at this event will be used to purchase a new noninvasive transcutaneous bilirubinometer for assessing the risk of jaundice in newborn babies in the Maternity Services Department at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.

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