Redmond also brought in Hannah Curlee, a season 11 finalist on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” television series for the event.
Redmond CEO John Quinlivan said the object for the event was to raise health awareness related to heart-health issues.
Redmond personnel toured with participants through the massive AmeriHeart exhibit, describing blood flow, showing examples of heart disease and talking with visitors about heart disease prevention.
Hospital officials also hosted a variety of interactive exhibits ranging from First AID/CPR to angioscreens to heart healthy cooking and nutrition information, diabetes related programs, stroke prevention and a series of exercise demonstrations.
Curlee, who lost 120 pounds on the show, said she has kept off the weight she lost by realizing the change was a lifestyle event. “It’s about being accountable to other people for yourself,” Curlee said. “When I feel like I’m slipping, when I’m not working out enough or my food is slipping, I reach out to someone and ask for help.”
Curlee is now the director of health engagement for H2U, a company that promotes health and wellness for companies. She finds herself traveling a lot. She said that she was real nervous about making the transition from the Biggest Loser ranch to real life and being able to maintain her weight.
“Everyone wants to go to their favorite local restaurants so I’ve had to make a lot of changes,” Curlee said.