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MHS Encourages Community to LIVE SMART!

2015 PR livesmart PR photo_0Recognizing that living smart may improve your quality and longevity of life, McKenzie Health System is celebrating American Heart Month and the national Go Red for Women campaign with its own LIVE SMART: Be Good to Your Heart! promotion. Through LIVE SMART, McKenzie Health System is selling t-shirts, with all proceeds going to the Women’s Health and Wellness Fund, and hosting a Facebook contest and “register to win” contests at their family healthcare clinics and outpatient department, with giveaways of Fitbit activity trackers.

Photo Caption:  McKenzie Health System has fun with upcoming LIVE SMART campaign.  Seated: Steve Barnett, McKenzie President/CEO.  Back left to right, Gloria Jerome, Marketing; Patty Schafsnitz, Director of Nursing; Billi Jo Hennika, Vice President of Operations; Nina Barnett, Public Relations Coordinator.

American Heart Month is dedicated to reducing heart disease in the United States – heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women. Likewise, Go Red for Women is a program of the American Heart Association that encourages everyone to wear red on Feb. 6 and to work to reduce heart disease and strokes, which kill one in every three women in the United States each year.

“Living smart means recognizing the health challenges we face in our community and across the country and then coming together to address them. We are thrilled to launch our LIVE SMARTinitiative to encourage more men and women in Michigan to live well,” said Billi Jo Hennika, Vice President of Operations, McKenzie Health System. “We are taking National Heart Month a step further and offering some fantastic prizes for local patients and anyone interested in living smart for their heart.”

The public contest will offer a Fitbit for 3 random drawings:

  • Like the Fitbit contest post on McKenzie Health System’s Facebook page (you get an extra chance to win if you also comment on the post)
  • Register at any of McKenzie’s family healthcare clinics
  • Register at McKenzie’s Outpatient Services Department (north side of the hospital)

LIVE SMART: Be Good to Your Heart! t-shirts are now available in the McKenzie Gift Shop and at the Public Relations desk. In addition, McKenzie Health System is selling Heart Awareness key chains and Red Dress pins, both at the gift shop and Public Relations desk.

For more information about the LIVE SMART campaign, visit www.mckenziehealth.org/livesmart.

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