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Lil’ F.I.S.H. Club Rewards 18 Students from Local Schools with Bikes and Helmets


Lil’ F.I.S.H. Club (Feel Important…Stay Healthy) gave away a brand-new bike and helmet to one student at each participating Lil’ F.I.S.H. Club school – 18 schools total throughout La Porte and Starke Counties – as part of their end of the school year celebration. Lil’ F.I.S.H. Club was created and is funded by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.

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La Porte County Family YMCA Long Beach Summer Special and British Soccer Camp

La-Porte-County-Family-YMCA-Long-Beach-Summer-Special-and-British-Soccer-CampRegister for Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp and join over 200,000 players worldwide who will learn the Challenger way this year. Each camp will feature the 1,000 Touches Curriculum, packed with drills and practices designed to improve ball control, foot skills, fakes, moves, juggling and core techniques! Camp includes FREE ball and T-shirt. Register today at

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Hailmann Elementary School Wins 2017 Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge!


The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) hosted a Get Active, Get Fit! School Challenge from April 19th-May 19th for La Porte Elementary Schools. Hailmann Elementary School was the winner, and Principal Mrs. Denise Sanders selected a set of five 19” Kore Wobble Seats for her school! These seats will be used to help students with sensory issues focus in the classroom.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Prizes Fit for Healthy Winners

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Prizes-Fit-for-Healthy-WinnersSister Cheryl Dazey, Franciscan Health Michigan City vice president of mission services, awards with a new mountain bike and other goodies St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic School fourth-grader Darek Shatat, who completed the most miles and steps during a recent Healthy Kids Initiative fitness effort conducted in cooperation with the school, the hospital, local pediatrician Gerard Roberts, MD; the area YMCA , and MDwise, a state health insurance agency.

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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way into First Place in World Challenge, Ninth Consecutive Win


For a ninth consecutive year, members of the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe® team have been named champions of the World Rowing competition. Overall the team placed first, this time rowing a whopping 24,549,595 meters, beating out 67 other international teams entered in the Health/Fitness division.

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Tour de La Porte Launches Website and Opens 2017 Event Registration

Tour-de-La-Porte-Launches-Website-and-Opens-2017-Event-Registration_01Event registration is now open for the Tour de La Porte (TdL) being held August 25, 26 and 27, 2017. Tour de La Porte is a bike ride, running and walking event presented by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) to benefit patients with cancer in our community. 100% of the proceeds raised are used to provide direct support to local patients with cancer.

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2017 VNA Stroll for Hospice Just Around the Corner


The Visiting Nurse Association's 16th annual VNA Stroll for Hospice is right around the corner - Sunday, May 7th. Onsite registration begins at 12 noon and the stroll steps off at 1:15 pm at Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette Street in Valparaiso. For advance online registration, go to and click on the registration link. Registration forms are also available at the Visiting Nurse Association’s Administration Building at 2401 Valley Drive in Valparaiso, or may be printed from the link above. Registration is $10 per walker, with children 18 and under free. Teams of 6 or more may register for $50 per team. For more information call 219-531-8049.

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150 Runners Brave the Conditions for the 14th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 5K/10K


Saturday morning was dreary and rainy, but that didn’t stop more than a 150 runners from lacing up their running shoes and putting feet to pavement during the 14th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 5K/10K.

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La Porte County Family YMCA Healthiest Summer Ever Scholarship Program

ymca-logo-red-orangeLa Porte Hospital and the Y are partnering to ensure every child in our community has access to programs that promote health and well-being!

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Franciscan Health: 8 Ways to “Put Your Best Fork Forward!”

rot6"Put Your Best Fork Forward" is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future says Kelly Devine Rickert, Registered Dietitian and Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson.

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Franciscan Health: The ‘Governor’ Calls It a Happy Place

Franciscan-Health-The-Governor-Calls-It-a-Happy-Place-2017Bob Persic’s winter exercise regimen doesn’t differ much from his warmer-weather routine, but on the whole, “I feel better exercising; I feel better about life. I sleep and eat better – all of that is a positive,” says the 63-year-old Munster resident.

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