Press Release

For Immediate Release
Oct 7, 2016
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Manager, Public Relations  

Women ROCK Event on October 15 to Offer an Exciting Lineup for Women of All Ages

Hackensack Meridian Health offers free event to celebrate how women rock their life and rock their health!  

Edison, NJ - The first-ever Women ROCK event will take place at Convention Hall in Asbury Park on Saturday, October 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., hosted by Hackensack Meridian Health. Women of all ages are invited to attend the free event, where they will rock out to great music, learn from “womenologists” during TED-type talks, and explore integrative health and wellness through hands-on activities, demonstrations and chats with experts. Lou Russo from 94.3 the Point will kick off and MC the event, and Olympic gold medal winner and soccer celebrity Christie Rampone will be in attendance.

Additionally, Women Who Rock Hall of Fame winners will be recognized at the event. Ladies in their teens to 90’s were selected from hundreds of nominations, demonstrating the many ways women are rocking our world and inspiring others. Come out and celebrate our winners, who include: Marie Wiliszewski (Matawan), Sophia Traina (Jackson), Danielle Gletow (Ewing), Jessica McGrail (Highlands), Joanne Jodry (Neptune), Barbara Tomaszewski (Red Bank), Virginia Kapl (Brick), Norma Pols (Brick) and Michelina “Dolly” Lo Sapio (Brick).

Women ROCK is designed to discover women’s health and well-being services available right in your community, and shop with extraordinary vendors who will provide great ideas on how to create more balance and beauty in your life. Free health screenings will also be offered.

A powerful lineup of speakers is planned, including Motivational Speaker and Life Coach Lois Barth, who will talk about “Courage to SPARKLE: Creating a Life that Lights You Up.” Other lecture topics include:

  • "Navigating the Five Pillars of Well-Being"
  • "Creating a Whole Heart"
  • "Using Essential Oils to Clear the Fog and Reach Your Full Potential"
  • "Exploring the Mind-Body Connection"
  • "Fostering Positive Relationships to Improve Your Well-Being"
  • "Exploring the Personal and Community Benefits of Locally-Sourced Food"
Many community partners are collaborating to offer guests a truly unique experience that aligns with Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine’s five pillars: sleep, activity, purpose, nutrition and resilience. A unique experience awaits you in each zone, such as:

  • Try your hand at art therapy to de-stress.
  • Enjoy a makeover or breathe easier with aromatherapy.
  • Get the 411 on dieting fads and enjoy cooking and drink demos.
  • Get your fitness on, from yoga to self-defense.
  • Explore your purpose through the power of words with journaling, planning for health decisions, and achieving your career and financial goals.
  • Learn how to achieve your best rest with mattress testing and sleep tips.
  • And much more!
The event is free and will include a "swag bag," door prizes and refreshments. (Cash bar available for alcoholic beverages.) Full details about the event activities and registration are available at or by calling 800-560-9990. Walk-ins welcome.

About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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