Fit Club students win new bikes
August 8, 2017
A group of students from 14 local elementary schools are staying physically active this summer with new bicycles thanks to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital’s Win with Wellness Fit Club.
More than 1,600 students from Mason, Oceana and Lake counties completed a 100 mile fitness challenge during the 2016-2017 school year, which made them eligible to win a bicycle and safety helmet from Spindrift Cyclesports in Ludington. One student from each participating Fit Club school was randomly selected as the winner of a bike during a year-end celebration in June. The bicycles and helmets were delivered to the winners last week.
Fit Club provides health education and fitness opportunities to 3,800 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The goal is to empower youth to take an informed and active role in managing their own health to reduce their risk for chronic, preventable diseases. The program was the winner of the 2017 Ludwig Community Benefit Award from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, which is presented to member organizations integrally involved in collaborative programs to improve the health and well-being of area residents.
For more information about Fit Club, visit www.spectrumhealth.org/fitclub
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with 788,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 25,700 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.
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