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Center for Joint Care at KCH joins NIU Athletics to offer ‘Get Healthy with the Huskies’ program

November 9, 2010

Photo of Convocation Center signLooking for a way to get out of the house and stay active as the cold winter weather approaches?

NIU Athletics has the perfect solution to shake those winter blues and keep active with the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Center for Joint Care’s free “Get Healthy with the Huskies” program: Fans of men’s and women’s basketball fans can walk the track at the Convocation Center prior to each home game and receive prizes for reaching certain goals.

For 30 minutes before every men’s and women’s home game, Huskie fans can come into the Convocation Center and walk the track from the time the gates open until half an hour before tip-off. Get Healthy with the Huskie participants can record their progress and receive prizes for reaching goals of 25, 50, 75 and 100 laps.

“Most people think of a hospital only when they’re sick, but Kish Hospital also plays an active role in helping people stay healthy and get healthier,” said Sharon Emanuelseon, Kish Health System’s director of Marketing and Public Relations. “We look for ways to support efforts in the community that promote healthy lifestyles, so sponsoring Get Healthy with the Huskies was good match.

“The program also gives the hospital a chance to introduce our new Center for Joint Care. During Get Healthy with the Huskies, we plan to provide information on how to cope with arthritis and about our team approach to joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation, when that becomes the best option for restoring an active lifestyle.”

The program is free and open to all Huskie fans who present a game ticket as they enter the Convocation Center.

Fans who wish to participate in the Get Healthy with the Huskies program can register by sending in the form, sign up in person at any Huskie home game or by contacting NIU Athletics Director of Marketing Amanda Benzine at [email protected].