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Published on July 14, 2008

Valley West Wellness Fair Raffle Winners

July 14, 2008

Valley West Community Hospital kicked off summer fun with its Wellness Fair on Thursday, July 3.  An annual event, the KishHealth Wellness Fair is designed to share health, safety and wellness information with Sandwich and surrounding communities. The event focused on safety, environmental impacts and the health benefits of water. 

Held in an extra large tent on the north side of the Valley West Community Hospital campus, the public had access to more than 50 vendors and exhibitors in the health and safety field. Vendors include the Centers for Foot & Ankle Surgery, Northern Illinois Weight Loss Center, Sandwich Chiropractic Clinic, Babies ‘R’ Us, Foxland Respiratory Consultants, Country Insurance, Waters Dental Group, the Visiting Nurses Association, Energetic Health, DeKalb and Kendall County Health Departments, Fox Valley Family YMCA, Voluntary Action Center, as well as many hospital departments and services. 

The Wellness Fair featured activities and screenings for adults and children, including blood pressure screenings and body fat analysis, glucose finger sticks, cardiac risk assessments and hand washing demonstrations, eye and hearing screenings by the Lions Clubs of Sandwich and Somonauk, as well as bean bags, a small boat themed photo tent, face-painting, jump castle, petting zoo, and tours ofthe Air Angels helicopter. 

A number of vendors held drawings or raffles:

Voluntary Action Center/Meals on Wheels: Gourmet Cookie Tray
– Diane Johnson of Newark. 

Trinity Women’s Health Care: Women’s Care Basket
– Lisa Wehner.

Sandwich Rehabilitation & Health Care Center: Caboodle
– Jessica Perry of Sandwich; 

Flag Blanket
– Diane Galle of Sandwich.

Valley West Maternity Suites: New Mom Basket
– Yesenia Cadena of Plano and Jayme Cole. 

Clary Sage Therapeutic Massage & Wellness: 30 min. massage gift cert.:
– Colleen Klenia of Sandwich, Ed Morrisey of Sandwich, Dana Smid of Sandwich, Susan Zarbock, Bonnie Mundiger, and Sarah Rippy.

Sandwich Medical Clinic: Summer Cooler
– Jen Kolton; 

Birthday Basket
– Jack Clausel.

Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion: $50 YMCA gift certificate
– Barb Tuttle of Somonauk; 

Beach Bag 
– Annie Wheaton of Sandwich. 

Waters Dental Group: Electric Toothbrush
– Dave Frieders of Somonauk and Michael Reeve of Sheridan. 

Suicide Prevention Services: Gift Basket
– Jeanne Leland. 

Valley West Community Hospital, part of KishHealth System.

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