Published on February 08, 2012

Parkview Medical Center invites you to put on your red shoes and dance!

Parkview inspires Southern Colorado to dance toward better health through national dance effort aimed at healthier living

Who: Parkview Medical Center
What: Spirit of Women Day of Dance
Where: Pueblo Mall, 3567 Dillon Dr., Pueblo, CO - Dillards’ Court
When:    Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pueblo, CO –– Parkview Medical Center and Spirit of Women invite southern Colorado, along with 80 other communities across the US, to the National Day of Dance for Your Health on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Spirit of Women Hospitals across the country have been joining together to take a stand against heart disease for nearly a decade through Day of Dance. The event will combine the fun of dancing with health screenings and consumer education on heart disease and other important health topics.

Day of Dance has been helping to create healthier communities for over eight years nationwide and this is the fifth year that residents of southern Colorado will participate in the national movement. Hundreds of residents are expected to get involved in this event. Nationwide, more that 75,000 people are expected to dance for their health. Be part of this totally radical dance event – set to the best music of the 80s. Come out dressed in your favorite 80s outfit and be prepared to bust a move. It will be totally Awesome! Everybody cut loose!

The 80s themed Day of Dance will include demonstrations by local dance studios, Zumba demonstrations, education from local physicians, and screenings to remind participants that preventing cardiovascular disease and practicing a healthy lifestyle can be a fun and energizing experience. Parkview Medical Center will have a team on hand to provide complimentary heart healthy screenings including: blood pressure, waist circumference, height & weight and body mass index. Cholesterol Total & HDL screening will also be provided for $5.

Coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the single leading cause of death for American women. Many women believe that cancer is the number one cause of death, but they're wrong. Nearly twice as many women in the US die of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases than from all forms of cancer, including breast cancer.

Several Parkview Physicians including Dr. Orlando Cuevas and Dr. Madeline Brown will be available to answer health questions. Dr. Cuevas will discuss leg and venous problems.

Spirit of Women focuses on dance as a way to take steps for a healthier life because dancing can burn as many calories as swimming, walking, or riding a bike (as many as 200-400 calories per hour). Many health benefits may result from dance if it is done on a regular basis as a form of exercise. Benefits include weight maintenance or weight loss, blood pressure and cholesterol management (lowering), increased energy, decreased sadness and depression, increased coordination and muscle strength, and an overall sense of well-being.

As an added bonus, one Day of Dance participant will be taking home a fabulous Zumba gift bag as a door prize on behalf of Zumba Wear. The prize is worth nearly $200.

For more information on Day of Dance, please visit or call 719.595.SPRT (7778).

Schedule of Events
Day of Dance 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Screenings 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

About Spirit of Women

Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support. Visit

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.