AHN Westfield Memorial Hospital to host community walk to promote better health and celebrate milestone anniversary

AHN Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) will host a community walk to promote fitness and to celebrate WMH’s 80th year of service to the community. “Stepping Up for WMH,” a 5k (3.1 mile) walk, will kick off on Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. The 10 am walk will start and end at AHN Westfield Memorial Hospital. Complimentary healthy snacks will be provided to walkers and all our guests.

The event will also include free health screenings, including blood pressure screenings, biometrics, and cards that utilize DNA to screen for potential cancer risk, and other tests. COVID-19 vaccines will also be available.

“For more than 80 years, AHN Westfield Memorial and its team of dedicated physicians, nurses, leaders, and board members have been stepping up for our community,” said Rodney Buchanan, RN, MSN, event co-chair and WMH Administrator. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn more about health and wellness, to participate in any of the screening events we will be providing free of charge and to learn about the many services provided at our community hospital.”
Following the walk, participants and visitors can take a chance on exciting prizes. Tickets will be sold in advance and at the event for a raffle that includes various prizes. Winners need not be present to win. Raffle tickets will be sold at $10 each or three for $20 by contacting any hospital or Foundation board member, or by calling WMH Foundation Executive Director Patricia Gaughan DiPalma at 716-793-2338. The prizes include:

· LG 55” Class 4K HD Smart TV

· Nintendo Switch

· Apple iPad 10.2

· Apple Watch

· Apple Air pods

· Gas Grill and accessories, donated by Home Depot

Raffle prizes are compliments of Fredonia Walmart and Home Depot.
There will also be gift baskets, donated by WMH Associates, local businesses, and individual donors, available to win. All proceeds will benefit WMH through the WMH Foundation.

“This family-fun-filled morning – complete with a magician and balloon novelties — will be a wonderful way to celebrate AHN Westfield Memorial Hospital’s rich 80-year history,” said event co-chair and WMH Foundation Director, Patricia Gaughan DiPalma. “At WMH, we are very proud to be a part of both organizations that share a dual purpose and remain committed in helping to provide quality healthcare for residents in our rural community now and well into the future.”

The event will also include a healthy cooking demonstration with recipes, presented by AHN Westfield Memorial Chef Teri Brazill, and an opportunity for participants to view and take photos with an ambulance and a firetruck up close and personal.

To sign up for the walk, or for more information on this community event, call Patricia DiPalma at 716-793-2338.