Updated: January 27, 2013 6:06AM
Area families are invited to jump in a pool and scale a climbing wall to kick off a month-long series of events focused on health and well being called March into Health to take place in March, 2013. The free opportunity for fun and fitness will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, 60120. Hundreds of families will be able to attend a fitness class together and participate in other activities that evening to kick off March into Health, taking place during National Nutrition Month.
This year’s March into Health events featuring fun and fitness took place throughout the Elgin area. Participants were able to learn about fun ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and were entered for a chance to win several prizes including a Wii Fit Family Gaming System, golf and massage packages, free passes for sports activities and more. Similar prizes will be offered as incentives this year as well.
Businesses that supported the program last year received exposure via press pieces and social media. All March into Health programs were featured in the March/April Gail Borden Library newsletter, which reaches 55,000 households. Several levels of sponsorship opportunities are available this year to businesses and organizations. Businesses and organizations interested in sponsorship for March into Health can contact Robert Moffett at 847-429-5989.
Bartlett: Hanover Twp. adds to Health Board
The Hanover Township Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Kimberly Ann Lemke to the Hanover Township Mental Health Board. Dr. Lemke is a licensed child, adolescent and adult clinical psychologist with her own practice in Naperville specializing in parenting skills and training, mood disorders and behavioral issues among others. Lemke graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2004 with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. The volunteer board advocates for increasing the availability and quality of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services by allocating funds to nonprofit agencies that provide services to Township residents. Last year, the board approved over $1 million dollars in funds to local agencies. The board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m., at the Township offices, 250 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett. To learn more about their funded agencies, call 630-837-0301 or visit www.hanover-township.org.