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More than 4,700 participate in Gundersen’s Minutes in Motion challenge


Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

It was another successful year for Gundersen Health System’s Minutes In Motion Physical Activity Challenge. The 8th annual event drew 4,761 participants from across the area who logged a grand total of more than 5.3 million minutes of physical activity.

“We are very pleased at the number of participants for this year’s Minutes in Motion,” comments Linda Larson, wellness education specialist at Gundersen. “It was great to see so many business and area school districts get involved and form their own teams including some with dozens of team members.” There were 111 businesses and 29 schools who formed teams.

Larson says that this year’s grand prize winner of $500 was George Haug from La Crosse, Wis. All participants who logged 30 minutes of physical activity a day during the six-week challenge or 1,260 total minutes were eligible for the grand prize. Several other prizes were also awarded to qualifying participants.

“Every year we have more and more people of all ages and abilities to get moving. This is exactly the goal for Gundersen Health System. The more we move, the healthier we become,” says Linda. “I’m looking forward to what next year will bring. Our goal is 5,000 participants.”

Eagle Cliff Campground to host first-time blood drive over Memorial Day weekend - Red Cross cooling towels and special T-shirts offered to all presenting donors

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Eagle Cliff Campground is partnering with the American Red Cross to kick off the Red Cross “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign by reminding eligible donors that their support is needed. On May 24 and 25, Eagle Cliff will host a blood ..... 
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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Health & Wellness

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Health & Wellness

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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Blood donors give patients the chance to create a lifetime of hope

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With summer right around the corner, the American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make giving blood as much a part of their summer plans as barbecues, ball games and road trips. Donors of all blood types are needed. “Blood d ..... 
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Be inspired. Get connected. Walk MS.

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

By Marilyn Schreier MS walk will be held in Rochester at Soldiers Field Memorial on May 4, registration is from 10-11 a.m., participants have the opportunity to walk one or five miles route. Come and support family and friends who have this disease. ..... 
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Celebrate World Red Corss Day by donating blood

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL. Minn. — World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine. The American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to support these h ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile exceeds goal by nine

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on April 1, 2014, succeeded in collecting 47 units of blood, exceeding its goal by nine. There were 48 presenting donors and one first-time participant. Congratulations to these donors who reached the following milest ..... 
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Teal ribbons

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In 2001, April was first observed nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the color teal was chosen as the official color in representing sexual violence awareness and prevention. In communities all over the United States, advocacy pr ..... 
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