Research Belton Hospital 2012 Go Red for Women eventOn Monday Feb. 27, 2012, Research Belton Hospital hosted its Fourth Annual, “Go Red for Women Ladies Night Out Event.” The event was held at the Belton High School Freshman center and was a huge success. Over 250 women from the surrounding areas, decked out in red attended the event to support heart disease awareness in women.

As the women entered the venue they were greeted with swag bags and a red balloon arch where the women could have their pictures taken. At the event the women were able to visit over 30 vendor’s booths, as well as, enjoy appetizers and refreshments.

The evening’s program was opened by Janelle Biernbaum, Director of Business Development at Research Belton Hospital. Special thanks were given to the Belton School District for partnering with the hospital for the event location, Affordable Elegance for catering the event and to all of the vendors who provided booths for the event and door prizes. Women at the event who have been affected by heart disease were recognized. Sharon Frankel from WomenHeart the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, of Overland Park shared her story with the audience about surviving and overcoming heart disease.

The main event of the evening was a panel of healthcare specialists that included, Cardiologist Elizabeth Dang, MD who acted as the panel moderator, Stephen Bloom, MD, Cardiologist, Bradley Sullivan, MD, Gynecologist, Rick Brown, MD, Cardiologist, Stephanie Graff, MD, Oncologist, Shannon Kohake, MD, Neurologist, Dillon Dreher, Registered Dietician, and Sharon Frankel patient advocate from WomenHeart. The panel of specialists answered questions to help educate our community about the prevention and risk for heart disease in women.

The community was also encouraged to schedule their advanced heart screening on board the new HeathFair bus sponsored by Research Belton Hospital. There will be a HealthFair bus screening March 9, 2012 at Hy-Vee in Belton, MO and on May 5, 2012 at Gail’s Harley Davidson in Grandview, Missouri. The hospital will announce other locations as they are determined.

For more information about heart disease and scheduling advanced heart screenings visit or call 1-855-903-TEST (8378).

Visit Research Belton Hospital on Facebook to view pictures from the event!

Picture: Graff, Brown, Dang, Frankel, Sullivan, Bloom, and Dreher. Not pictured: Kohake.