Healthy Bessemer

(Pueblo, CO) - The biggest neighbor in the Bessemer neighborhood, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, is hosting a neighborhood block party on Saturday, September 13, starting at 8 a.m. Several activities are scheduled for the celebration, and all events begin or are held in the St. Mary-Corwin parking lot on Lake Avenue just north of Fire Station No. 4 by Lake Minnequa. Activities are designed to inspire participants to:

SHOP! at the St. Mary-Corwin Farm Stand from 8 - 11 a.m. (Cash only). The Farm Stand offers fresh, mostly organic, fruits & vegetables including roasted Pueblo chilies, onions, tomatoes, peaches, apples, pears and more available at wholesale prices from Arkansas Valley Organic Growers.

WALK! In one of two healthy walks:
8 a.m. Walk with a Doc features an opportunity to walk with physicians from Southern Colorado Family Medicine and receive a free t-shirt and pedometer! The 2.8 mile walk is around Lake Minnequa, and the first 20 adults completing the walk receive a coupon for a free bag of vegetables from the Farm Stand. Dogs on leashes are welcome and will receive doggy biscuits. Wear good walking shoes,sunscreen, and bring water.

9:30 a.m. The Historic Bessemer Neighborhood Walk features information about the historic community as participants walk from the Farm Stand to the Bessemer Steelworks Museum with bingo cards to stamp at each stop. Informational stops will be held along the way, and the first 20 families completing the walk with stamped bingo cards will received a gift.

DECORATE! Kids ages 6-11 are invited to express their creativity by entering the Eggplant Decorating Contest at 10:45 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

SNACK! Finish the morning with healthy snacks and recipes ideas, compliments of St. Mary-Corwins own, Executive Chef Bill Poulin.

LEARN! Experts from Pueblo Step Up will be on hand to answer your questions about health insuranceand Medicaid, and offer home health and safety tips!

St. Mary-Corwins Bessemer legacy began in a two-story boarding house, that was converted into St. Marys Hospital by the Sisters of Charity in 1882. At the same time, Colorado Fuel & Iron Company (CF&I) hired Dr. Richard Corwin to lead the companys hospital. St. Marys excellent reputation led CF&I to transfer ownership of its Corwin Hospital to the sisters in the late 1940s. St. Mary-Corwin MedicalCenter was formed shortly thereafter.

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About St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is nationally recognized for its award-winning programs in womens services, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology, stroke, trauma and emergency services. St. Mary-Corwins expert team of physicians, nurses and caregivers provide compassionate, quality patient care, with access to the latest in medical technology. St. Mary-Corwin is part of Centura Health, connecting individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. For more information on St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, please visit or follow on Twitter @StMaryCorwin and