department of Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) was onsite at Red Bird Mission
School on May 17 for a prize distribution amongst the winners of the Walking
Warriors’ program was conceived and developed by the marketing department at
Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) to assist local schools and healthcare
agencies in tackling childhood obesity, with the pilot launched at Red Bird
Mission School in 2017. “The
percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled
since the 1970s,” said Hurriyat Ghayyur, director of marketing at the hospital.
“Through this program, we have tried to inculcate a more active lifestyle in
the students, which will empower them to lead better and healthier lives.”
A total of 56
students participated in the program for 8 weeks. Along with introducing
walking within their schedules, the students were required to keep daily logs
of time walked each week. Based on the results, Andy Monga, a freshman, was
declared the winner and was gifted an $100 gift card by Randy Craft. Andy
walked for nearly 110 hours during his exercise program.
One of the
highlights of this pilot project was the enthusiasm the staff at Red Bird
Mission showed during participation of the program. Twenty-six employees took the challenge of
losing percentage of body weight and the winner was Meredith Asher, who was
gifted a $100 gift card by the hospital. She lost 8.1% body weight. Sylvester
Nolan lost 5.6% of body weight and Candace Collins lost 4.8% body weight. Congratulations to the winners!
information on the hospital’s community outreach programs, please visit www.manchestermemorial.org or call