2nd Annual Community Health Walk
Milton Hospital’s Community Health Walk
Surpasses Goal to Help Fund Local Organizations
Over 100 walkers take part in the community fundraiser
to promote healthy communities
Over 100 walkers participated in Milton Hospital’s 2nd Annual Community Health Walk on June 18 at the hospital. The event raised money to fully fund six different local organizations to promote good health initiatives and healthy living throughout the surrounding communities.
Public Relations Manager welcomed the crowd and thanked them for choosing the Health Walk over the Bruins Parade, which unexpectedly took place at the same time. “We have our own trophy to celebrate, too,” he said while displaying the hospitals Press Ganey Top Improver Award.
Thanks to corporate sponsors and walkers, the event exceeded the fundraising goal and enabled the hospital to increase the level of funding to some groups. All six of the community health programs chosen were fully-funded.
Following the walk, participants visited Milton Hospital's Annual Community Health Fair with free health screenings and behind-the-scenes tours of the hospital's operating room and laboratory. Walkers battled it out in a Nintendo Wii “Just Dance” competition and enjoyed face-painting, balloon animals and exciting prizes.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare
Cedar Hill Health Care Center
Fruit Center Marketplace
Milton Physician Hosiptal Organization
Milton Primary Care
Old Colony Hospice
South Shore Senior News
Funds raised at the walk support these great health programs:
Braintree Public Schools
"Braintree Bans Bullying"
A community effort to change attitudes and behavior to eliminate bullying. Parents will be educated in the signs of bullying and cyberbullying and will be empowered to intervene when they witness bullying incidents.
Father Bill's & Mainspring, Quincy
"Feet First" Health Clinics for Homeless Men and Women
A series of free foot care clinics for homeless men and women at father Bill's Place emergency shelter, Quincy. Clinics will provide foot screenings and education for increased health, with a focus on prevention, early detection and self care.
Milton Public Schools
"Wellness Intervention for Milton Students"
Nutrition education and support for active student lifestyles, and the purchase of equipment to enable school nurses to more efficiently track key indicators of student health.
Bird Street Community Center, Dorchester
"Gender Specific Health/Wellness"
Trained youth workers will meet with young adults ages 10-21 to discuss avoiding risky behaviors, physical wellbeing, social/emotional issues, staying in school, etc.
South Shore YMCA, Quincy
"CATCH Kids Club"
Evidence-based program to promote healthy physical activity behaviors to more than 150 children in after-school and summer programs in Quincy.
Milton Community Food Pantry, Inc.
Volunteer staff, along with Milton High School students and pantry clients will produce a cookbook that utilizes the non-perishable food items distributed by the Food Pantry, to increase nutritional value and enhance flavor of meals.