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Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita

Via Christi to sponsor Women's Fair
Via Christi Health will be joining the 15,000 attendees of the annual Women’s Fair, which features more than 350 exhibits of interest to women, ranging from fashion and hair shows to health and fitness activities and business and career forums and a shopping marketplace.

In fact, Via Christi will be there in a big way, sponsoring activities throughout the three-day event, which runs from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Century II Expo Hall.

Via Christi Women’s Connection is joining B-98 FM in sponsoring the Business Workshop, featuring Lisa Marie Platske, chief enthusiasm officer of Upside Thinking Inc. Platske, whose latest book is “Connection, the New Currency,” will speak at 1:30 p.m. Friday and be at the Via Christi/Dress for Success booth afterward to sign copies of her book.

Women’s Connection is partnering with Dress for Success to sponsor Saturday’s keynote speaker, LeAnn Thieman, author of 12 Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her talk, “Chicken Soup for the Soul for Women,” will be at 2 p.m. She will be at the Via Christi/Dress for Success booth Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday to sign copies of her books. Her latest book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Answered Prayers,” features Lynn Gilkey, a Dress for Success Wichita program participant and Leadership Council member, and her road to recovery.

Women’s Connection is sponsoring “girlfriend” discount coupons good for admission on Friday. The buy one, get one half price coupons are available at the Via Christi Gift Shops; Via Christi Advanced Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, 9211 E. 21st; Via Christi Clinic, 9000 W. Central; and the Dress for Success Wichita office, 1422 N. High.

“We are delighted to be joining Via Christi at this year’s Women’s Fair,” said Pat Jones, executive director of Dress for Success Wichita and a Via Christi Women’s Connection member. “Getting the chance to hear LeAnn Thieman will be great for women of all ages and stages of life.”

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