The La Porte County Family YMCA and The Intrepid Phoenix are excited to announce a collaboration to provide physical fitness services to La Porte County residents who are in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.
Some 165 Franciscan Health representatives were among hundreds of participants who turned out in force to support the war against cardiovascular disease, the number-one killer of Americans, during an annual American Heart Association Heart Walk at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point recently.
The Tour de La Porte (TdL) is a cycling, running and walking event benefiting patients with cancer in our community. 100 percent of the proceeds provide direct assistance to patients. The 16th annual event is scheduled for August 25, 26 and 27, 2017 and all events begin at Cummings Lodge.
For Eric Wozniak, teacher at Hailmann Elementary School, running is an art to be enjoyed. Founder of the running club Maple City Milers, Eric is now also lending his running expertise to the Tour de La Porte (TdL) Committee.
The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) awarded their Summer Get Active, Get Fit! prize at the Downtown La Porte movie night held on July 9. The prize went to Emma Snyder, a 5th grader at Hailmann Elementary School. Emma selected a volleyball set as her prize, which included a volleyball, ball pump, net and boundary lines.
The Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) is partnering with Health by Design to present a series of workshops this summer and fall designed to help Indiana communities become healthier—as well as more walkable, bikeable and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
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.
Register 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 www.challengersports.com.
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.
Sister 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.