The Wellness Committee at Kellogg Community College helped raise $632.82 for the American Heart Association in February through a series of Healthy Heart Awareness events held at the college.
The events included a pair of men’s and women’s Healthy Heart Awareness basketball home games; a Hoops for Heart charity basketball game during which KCC employees played the women’s basketball team; Jump Rope for Heart employee events; and a Jeans and Red Day during which employees could donate $5 to wear jeans at work.
Additionally, KCC’s Bruin Bookstore collected spare change throughout the month to donate, and the Athletics Department sold red paper shirts for $1 to post on the “Go Red” wall in the Miller Gym.
“These events are successful because of the dedication and hard work from the members of our Wellness Committee and the generosity of our co-workers,” said Sharon Powell, coordinator of the Miller Physical Education Building at KCC and a member of the Wellness Committee. “Heart disease is now the number one killer of men and women and we hope the activities we offer to our coworkers help in raising awareness for better heart health.”
For more information about the Wellness Program at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/wellness.
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