March 2002

Record crowd attends St. John’s heart fair in Joplin

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There was standing room only when television and radio personality Art Linkletter took the stage at St. John’s Regional Medical Center’s Heart Fair. Linkletter’s list of keys to staying healthy includes laughter, daily exercise and routine health checkups.

A record crowd of more than 4,000 visitors joined hundreds of employees and volunteers at St. John’s Regional Medical Center’s annual Heart Fair. The attendees attended educational seminars, browsed information booths and took advantage of free screenings and tests to determine their risk for heart disease. Special guest Art Linkletter, the 89-year-old radio and television personality, offered the crowd his wisdom on "Living Healthy, Living Longer."