Women’s Day Out a success; More than 600 women participated in event designed to empower females ages 8‐88.
Wadena, MN – November 5, 2015— The 2015 Women’s Day Out event was a huge success with more than 600
women participating. The Tri‐County Health Care’s women’s health event was held on Sunday, November 1 at Wadena‐
Deer Creek Middle/High School in Wadena.
“We met our goal to enhance Women’s Day Out and empower females ages 8‐88,” said Matt Jensen, Tri‐County
Health Care Marketing Manager. “I am proud to be part of an organization committed to women’s health and willing to
use its resources to host an event that focused on inspiration, wellness and entertainment.”
Women were encouraged to visit the educational booths, enjoy the breakout sessions and even learn a cooking
trick or two from Carisa Rasmussen, Fox 9/Lifestyle Expert. “The day was dedicated to providing women in our
communities with fun and practical ways to improve their everyday lifestyles,” said Amy Kern, Tri‐County Health Care
Events Coordinator. “We were proud to provide a full afternoon of health education and incredible speakers who
inspired women to stay true to themselves.”
The breakout sessions were a hit with the participants. Women could choose to attend two of four sessions
including “Good Period. Bad Period. And a Bladder with a Mind of Its Own.” This session was an intimate, interactive
conversation with Jennifer Arnhold, MD, OB/GYN, Laura DuChene, MD and Tina Hulse, PA‐C; “Changing Your Body from
the Inside Out” was presented by Carisa Rasmussen, Fox 9/Lifestyle Expert; She shared lifestyle hints and a cooking
demonstration; “We All Have Bruises” presented by Jil Fiemeyer who told her story about how surviving the death of her
daughter taught her how to live a purposefully‐driven life; and “Healthy By Choice” an interactive session led by Sara
Stone, TCHC Health Promotions and Social Services Manager, Miranda Weakland, TCHC Nutrition Services Manager, and
Beth Motschenbacher, Maslowski Wellness and Research Center Group Fitness Instructor.
The day concluded with Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013, and Kat Perkins, “The Voice” Top 5 Finalist, sharing
their individual stories. With her genuine and warm style, Mallory started the keynote session with “The Pendulum
Swing: Expectation vs. Reality” inspiring women to be authentic to themselves. Kat Perkins continued to inspire women
with her presentation “Dream It. Do it.” sharing her journey from Scranton, North Dakota to competing on NBC’s “The
Voice” and reminding women that they can live fearlessly and do anything they set their minds to. She concluded the event with a musical performance that included her newest single, Fearless. Immediately following their presentations,
both women were available for an autograph and photo session.
This year’s event was hosted at Wadena‐Deer Creek Middle/High School and sponsored by Tri‐County Health
Care Foundation, Tri‐County Health Care Auxiliary and Tri‐County Health Care. To learn more about Women’s Day Out
and other health‐education events provided by Tri‐County Health Care Foundation, visit www.TCHC.org.