All of us at Cary Medical Center are excited about marking another major milestone in the history of the hospital, our 95th Anniversary! On September 5th, 1924 the first patient was admitted to Cary Memorial Hospital. We are marking this anniversary with a number of special events and are pleased to announce our ‘35Four95’ Fitness Challenge. Many of you may have participated in our 30Four90 challenge which saw nearly 300 people exercising 30 minutes per day four days per week. Our program is built around walking, but you can use other types of exercise also including: running, swimming, cycling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or other aerobic activity. As long as you do the activity a minimum of 35 minutes, four days a week, you can submit your success and enter to win a $500 Grand Prize provided by our generous sponsors. Walking is such a great exercise. There are many benefits of walking which include:
- It’s a great way to lose weight – just 150 minutes a week of brisk walking is all you need
- It’s great for your heart – walking reduces the risk for heart disease and improves blood pressure helping to reduce your risk for stroke
- It’s great for your bones – walking helps build and maintain bone mass
- It’s great for your mood – walking gives you a sense of well-being
We hope you will take the 35Four95 Fitness Challenge and help us celebrate ’95 Years of Caring’. Not only will you be helping us to celebrate, you will be experiencing the health benefits of physical activity. Every week you will receive health tips focusing on the benefits of walking and other health topics. The Challenge begins on Valentine’s Day. What a day to do something great for your heart. Let’s get started! Once you submit the registration form below, you are ready to begin. You will also find the form to submit your weekly success. Every week that you do four days of exercise for 35 minutes submit another entry in the “Submit Progress” form. The more entries the more chances to win. You can also call in your weekly success to Judy Holmquist in the Community Relations Office at 498-1112. The challenge runs for 95 days and on May 20th we will draw the winner of the $500 grand prize. Good Luck and Good Health. Cary Medical Center, we’re creating healthier communities. Thank you!
Bill Flagg, Director
Community Relations and Development