Seven years ago, Platte Valley created a women’s health event to help women learn more about the services provided at the hospital. Little we know back then that Girls’ Night Out would become a highly anticipated retreat for thousands of local women.
This year’s event drew a public crowd of over 800, nearly 70 vendors, and 125 volunteers. In addition, the event was a fundraiser for the Women’s Services fund of the Platte Valley Medical Center Foundation that is expected to raise over $18,000.
There were activities around every corner to help women create their best healthy life! There was a live band with dancing, a powerful keynote speaker, yoga demonstrations, a live cooking show, and learning sessions with happiness tips and a mind/body experience. In addition, there was an Ask-a-Doctor tent, health screenings, life-saving CPR lessons, and an art therapy center. Below are a few of comments from attendees:
“Where do I begin, there’s so much I could say about how fun, educational and inspiring this event was, it was far greater than any of my expectations and was a time to spend with my sister and mingle with lots of new faces!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Well done to every single person who had a hand in it!!! Can’t wait for next year!!!”
“What a truly great event! So absolutely positive, empowering, educational, gastronomically pleasing and just really truly FUN!!! Whomever was involved in organizing and executing this huge event deserves serious acclamation! All of these beautiful woman coming together to celebrate and affirm ourselves is truly a joy! Thank you so much Platte Valley!!”
“I loved the fact that this is for Women of all ages. As soon as you walk through the doors, the vibe is uplifting and exciting. It’s easy to talk to the vendors about heath related topics and it’s presented in an easy going but straight forward fashion. In the end, Girls’ Night Out makes caring about ourselves fun and fashionable! I’m hooked and have promised myself to go every year. It also lets me connect with my daughter and mother to let them know that in order to care for others, we must first care for ourselves…. very important!! Thank you for providing us with such a lovely evening!!”
“I have learned that there is no “dumb” question. Girls’ Night Out takes away the stigma that if you don’t talk about what’s going on, it’ll just go
away. Here at GNO, you are encouraged to talk
and to take action! I have realized that I am not alone in my healthcare journey….together we are strong and a welcoming sisterhood is offered. Seeing so many women together makes me feel powerful and encouraged in knowing we are all in this together.”
What began as a marketing event in 2011 has truly grown into a sisterhood – which was this year’s theme – occupied by women learning new ways to improve their health while socializing and fulfilling their emotional needs as well.
Here are some more fun photos:
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