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Life Connections continues today

Briana Sanchez / Tribune Brittney Odens, right, marketing coordinator at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, talks to Mary and Dick Nichols Jr. at Life Connections Thursday at the Willmar Civic Center. Rice Hospital is trying to gather people to participate in Trek to the Tropics, a community health walking challenge.1 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune People come out to Life Connections Thursday at the Willmar Civic Center. 2 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Aaron Cook, customer program manager for Smith and Nephew, shows people at Life Connections how Navio's surgical system works. 3 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Tabetha Trantina rolls out a Salvation Army banner at her booth before the opening of Life Connections Thursday, at the Willmar Civic Center. 4 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Carolyn Holm, vice President of Let's Go Fishing Willmar chapter, hangs photos Thursday at her booth before Life Connections at the Willmar Civic Center. 5 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Jill May of Willmar, right, shakes hands Thursday with Penny Schomaker at the Life Connections event at the Willmar Civic Center Arena in Willmar. May spoke about her experience being the season one winner of NBC's "Strong."6 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune People come out Thursday to listen to Jill May speak at Life Connections in Willmar. May was the season one winner of NBC's "Strong."7 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Jill May of Willmar speaks Thursday at the 2017 Life Connections event at the Willmar Civic Center. May was the season one winner of NBC's national reality fitness show "Strong." Life Connections continues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, with keynote speaker Patty Wetterling taking the stage at 12:15 p.m. The event also includes booth exhibits, music, food and much more. Admission is free.8 / 8

Jill May of Willmar was the featured speaker Thursday at the 2017 Life Connections event at the Willmar Civic Center.

May was the season one winner of NBC's national reality fitness show "Strong."

Life Connections continues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, with keynote speaker Patty Wetterling taking the stage at 12:15 p.m. The event also includes booth exhibits, music, food and much more. Admission is free.

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