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MRMC's Healthy Woman Hosts an Evening with Shannon Miller

Moberly Regional Medical Center's Healthy Woman Program is partnering with Moberly Area Community College and the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce to present a Women's Wellness Day on Tuesday, April 21at the MACC Activity Center. This event has historically been presented in June and has become a signature evening for women in the Moberly area. 2015 is no exception and promises to be bigger than ever!

A Women's Wellness Fair that is free and open to the public will be held in the Activity Center from 3-5:30 p.m. featuring vendors focused on products and services for women. Interested vendors may contact 660-269-3297 to purchase a booth. Space is limited.

Doors will open for the main event of the evening at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the Moberly Gymnastics Academy exhibiting their skills on the main stage during dinner.

"The highlight of the evening is our speaker, Shannon Miller," explained MRMC Marketing Director, Jaime Morgans. "Shannon is the most decorated Olympic gymnast in US history! I'll never forget watching her team at the Atlanta Olympics. The Magnificent Seven are legendary and the first US Women's Gymnastics Team to ever win the Gold! The fact that we are able to bring her to Moberly to inspire our women and local gymnasts is just incredibly exciting."

Shannon Miller is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice!

Shannon has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals. Over half of these have been gold. She is the only US gymnast to win two World All-Around Titles and she is the first American female to medal in the individual all-around of a non-boycotted Olympics. Her tally of five medals (2 silver, 3 bronze) at the 1992 Olympics was the most medals won by a US athlete in any sport. At the '96 Games, she led the "Magnificent Seven" to the US Women's first ever Team Gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured Gold on the Balance Beam. She is the first American gymnast to win an individual gold medal at a fully-attended Summer Games and cemented her place as the most accomplished gymnast, male or female, in U.S. Olympic history.

After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon received her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship and her law degree from Boston College. She then moved from Olympic athlete to advocate for the health and wellness of women and children.

Shannon launched her company Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women along with her series of fitness books, cookbooks and fitness DVD's in July, 2010. In 2011, she launched the Shannon Miller Walk-Fit program: an online tracking and incentive program. She continues to travel the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and advocate for the health and wellness of women and children. Shannon seeks to empower women to make their health a priority through education and awareness.

Shannon hosts her weekly talk radio show in partnership with St. Vincent's HealthCare dedicated to health and fitness. She also worked as an expert analyst with Yahoo! Sports and commentator on NBCOlympics.com during the 2012 Summer Games and continues to remain involved with the sport of gymnastics as a commentator and analyst.

In January of 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a malignant germ cell tumor, a rare form of ovarian cancer. She had the baseball sized tumor removed successfully and followed up with 9 weeks of chemotherapy. Shannon has remained open and public about her diagnosis and treatment and continues to empower women to make their health a priority through the media, with recent appearances on The Doctors, Katie (Katie Couric), Marie Osmond, Sanjay Gupta, E! and The Balancing Act (Lifetime Television). Shannon is currently cancer free and continues to be a strong advocate for early detection. She is the Honorary Chairperson for the nation's first ever National Women's Survivors Convention and the Honorary Chair of Turn the Towns Teal© 2013 Campaign. Shannon and her husband welcomed their miracle baby girl on June 25th, 2013! Daughter Sterling joins big brother, Rocco, age three.

Shannon will speak to Moberly Area women after dinner. She will share a message challenging women to live their very best lives despite the challenges we face. Her latest book, It's Not About Perfect: Competing For My Country and Fighting For My Life releases the day of the event. Copies will be available to purchase that evening.

VIP ticket holders will have a chance to meet Shannon, take photos and obtain autographs as well as enjoy the dinner and floor seating. VIP tickets are available for $25. General Admission tickets are $10 for balcony seating and the program only. Students with a valid ID can purchase General Admission tickets for $5.

Women can purchase tickets at MoberlyHospital.com/HealthyWoman, MACC Activity Center, the Chamber of Commerce or by calling 660-263-6070. Reserved tables are available with eight tickets purchased.



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