Bystander Saves Life

Thanks to quick thinking from a community member, a man’s life was saved.

Courtesy of Kirksville Daily Express

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Kirksville Rocks the Town Red for Heart Month

A total of 147 people from local businesses to medical personal wore red today to show support for NEMO Heart Health! Thank you to all the individuals and businesses who participated. With your support, we raised $2,230 dollars toward our mission! For more pictures of today’s event, check out our gallery!

February Heart Month 2016

Heart month is quickly approaching. Keep watching our website for events during the month of February!

Rock the Town Red – Friday February 12, 2016. T-shirt orders can be made online or by emailing us at They will be ready for distribution by Friday February 5, 2016. They are $15.00 and there is a picture on our homepage. We are encouraging everyone to wear red every day for the month of February!

February 20, 2016 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm Heart Gala “Don’t Gamble with Your Heart” – Casino night, Dancing, hors d’oeuvres , what could be more fun?

Heart Month 2015

NEMO Heart Health would like to thank everyone for making Heart Month a huge success.  Special thanks to HyVee, Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville Daily Express and KTVO for all the great media coverage and partnerships in February.

NEMO Heart Health, with the communities help, was able to raise $40,000 during heart month between Gents and Joules, Rock  the Town Red and Celebrity Stride.

Check back here for future events in 2015!

Celebrity Stride For Your Heart Schedule

Here is the schedule for tomorrow’s first Celebrity Stride for Your Heart Day!

Come on out to Hy-Vee Saturday February 22 (tomorrow) from 8-3 and see the following celebrities walk for heart awareness!  They must walk for five minutes, and then YOUR donations keep them walking (up to 15 minutes total time).

We will have a lot of awesome stuff going on too!  AED Demonstrations?  YES!  Free Green Smoothie Samples?  YOU BET!  Free Water Bottles?  ABSOLUTELY!  ST Louis Cardinal Giveaways?  YES! YES! YES!  Even a chance for some free ticket passes?  YES!!!

See you Saturday at Hy-Vee!

Time Name Representing
8:00-8:15 Sheriff Hardwick Adair County Sheriff
8:15-8:30 Dr. Coe Ann Hardwick Complete Chiropractic Care
8:30-8:45 Dr. Kevin Rhodes Northeast Regional Medical Group
8:45-9:00 Amanda Rhodes Northeast Regional Medical Group
9:00-9:15 Ryan Ronan KTVO – SPORTS
9:15-9:30 Dr. Christopher Halliday ATSU’s School of Dentistry
9:30-9:45 Kelli Hunsicker NEMO Heart Health/NRMC
9:45-10:00 Samantha Croix KTVO Good Morning Heartland
10:00-10:15 Jerry Wollmering Truman State University Athletic Director
10:15-10:30 Jenny Zweifel Miss Northwest County
10:30-10:45 John Nolan Trumascape
10:45-11:00 Steve Farnsworth Kirksville Police Dept
11:00-11:15 Abbi Berry Truman State University – Homecoming Queen/Cardinal Key
11:15-11:30 Dr. Janice Clark Truman State University Health & Exercise Science
11:30-11:45 Chris Schisler Truman State University Homecoming King
11:45-12:00 Kelly Freeland Northeast Health Council
12:00-12:15 Jeff Suchomel Store Manager, Hy-Vee
12:15-12:30 Matt Heeren AT Still University
12:30-12:45 Laura Gruber Northeast Regional Healthy Woman/Senior Circle
12:45-1:00 Dr. Joseph Novinger ATSU & NEMO Health Council
1:00-1:15 Paula Brawner VP Treatment Services Preferred Family
1:15-1:30 Kathy Adkins Bank Midwest Assistant VP
1:30-1:45 Lora Shipley Hy-Vee Pharmacy Tech
1:45-2:00 Eric Shahan Hy-Vee Kitchen Employee
2:00-2:15 Dr. Dana Valencia Northeast Regional Heart Center
2:15-2:30 Dr. John Rickelman NEMO HH Medical Director
2:30-2:45 Ranee Brayton CEO – Northeast Regional Medical Center

NEMO Heart Health on KTVO

Kelli Hunsicker, Treasurer of NEMO Heart Health, stopped by Good Morning Heartland on February 13, 2014 to promote heart month and Rock the Town Red day.  See what she had to say here:


It’s National Heart Month

In case you weren’t aware, February is National Heart Month.  NEMO Heart Health has been working hard to Rock the Town Red!  I am sure by now you have seen or ordered (thank you!) the shirts for Rock the Town Red Day Friday February 14th.  And have you seen the RED ribbon tied around the poles downtown?  Why do we want to Rock the Town Red so badly?  To make the community aware of how important heart health is.  We have all been touched by someone with cardiovascular disease so we know how important it is to be healthy with proper nutrition and exercise for overall  prevention of heart disease.  It is our goal to never have to use any of the 100 AED’s NEMO Heart Health has placed around Kirksville and surrounding areas.

We would love to hear why you wear RED.  Send an email to us at to tell us why you wear red.  Whether it’s for your friends, family, or maybe even yourself – we want to know.  You might even see some stories on our blog (on Kirksville Daily Express website) or on our website (with your permission of course).

From everyone at NEMO Heart Health – happy ROCK the Town RED Day – and Happy Valentine’s Day.

2013 Heart and Sole Walk

Thank you everyone who participated in the 2013 Heart and Sole Walk!  We were able to surpass our goal of $5000.00 with your help.  The total raised was $6074.00!

For more information, check out the article in Kirksville Daily Express!


Green Thumb Project

Information about the Green Thumb project and how it is helping students in the Kirksville R-III School district.