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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Central Indiana women invited to dance their way to healthier hearts

BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Central Indiana women, their friends and families are invited to attend the sixth annual St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers' Spirit of Women Day of Dance event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave.

What: The free Spirit of Women Day of Dance event is open to women of all ages and their friends and families. The annual event promotes exercise and healthy living. Statistics show that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. Exercise along with a balanced diet is the best way to lower the risk for heart disease.

Day of Dance participants will enjoy a fun-filled day of music and dance instruction. Professional instructors will teach participants the steps to swing, salsa, square dancing and more. Healthy snacks and beverages also will be offered.

The event’s emcee will be Stacia Matthews, health reporter for WRTV-Channel 6.

A detailed event schedule is available at

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28
Participants may attend at any time throughout the day.

Where: Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove.
Parking will be available at the Benedict Inn. Overflow parking will be available at St. Francis Hospital-Beech Grove. Shuttle buses will take guests the short distance from the hospital to the Benedict Inn.

Who: St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers is part of Spirit of Women, an elite network of hospitals nationwide committed to caring for women. As a Spirit of Women hospital, St. Francis works to find the very best in women’s programming across the nation to central Indiana.

Cost: Admission to Day of Dance is free, but advanced registration is suggested. To register, call 317-782-4422 or visit

How: To learn more, visit, or call 317-865-5865.