FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2013
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Meet Me Monday – Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Saint Alphonsus community health partnership grows
Boise, ID – Saint Alphonsus celebrates the first anniversary of the popular Meet Me Monday initiative Monday June 10, 2013. Every Monday for one full year walkers, runners and strollers have gathered for a healthy walk, run or stroll through the “greatest hits” of downtown Boise. Meet Me Monday began in 2012 with our community partners in health – Shannon and Rich Harris, owners of Bandanna Running & Walking as a grassroots weekly event encouraging people to get and stay healthy. For the growing number of participants the process remains simple and fun. Check-in begins at 5:15 P.M at the northeast corner of 6th and Main Street in downtown Boise adjacent to the historic Pioneer Building.
As part of the Saint Alphonsus mission to improve the health of our communities this partnership advances the commitment to preventing obesity. The mission of Meet Me Monday is to improve the health of our community by bringing friends and families together while enjoying the beauty of our city. Special guests Monday night include members of the Boise City Council and Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson. Alphonso the Bear will also make a special appearance with a ride in the new Boise Police Department Pink Ribbon Patrol Car.
Meet Me Monday - One Year Anniversary
Monday June 10, 2013 beginning at 5:15 PM
Pioneer/Old Boise Building (Northeast corner of 6th and Main Street in Downtown Boise)
About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health.
For information about Saint Alphonsus visit www.saintalphonsus.org.