record crowd of nearly 600 attended the fifth annual Affairs of the Heart, sponsored by Henry County Hospital and St.Vincent
Heart Center of Indiana on Feb. 28, 2013.
browsing dozens of exhibitors, listening to inspirational speakers and catching
performers like New Castle''s own Cornfield Cloggers, those who came were
looking for direction on how to live healthier.
brother died last spring of a heart attack," said Janet Miller, who added
that the evening marked her third Affairs
of the Heart. "I come to honor
Ankrom was named "Henry County's Sweet Heart," an inaugural honor
designed to celebrate a renewed commitment to fitness. Henry County Hospital
solicited nominations from a population whose medical history and current
physical condition made them likely heart disease candidates. Ankrom''s personal
essay was chosen as the best.
want to be healthier," Ankrom said. "My daughter is grown and now
it's time to take care of mama," the 42 year old said. "My lifelong
goal has been to go skydiving. My weight has always hindered me. They''re going
to work with me and follow my progress," she said of the Affairs of the
Heart program. "I don't have a weight goal in mind or a particular number.
I just want to be healthy."
chairman Ricci Atchison, Public Relations/Marketing director for the hospital,
was thrilled with this year's event.
evening was a huge success," she said. "I loved seeing our biggest
turnout to date. The speakers were exceptional, the refreshments were
delicious, the vendors pulled out all the stops all working together to create
a memorable event of both fun and learning. What a wonderful way to spend an