Dakota Schools Win $1,000 in FHN’s Miles And Minutes Program

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The Dakota School District won $1,000 in FHN’s Miles And Minutes summer exercise program, coming in second place in the Average Miles per Participant category with an average of 233.41 for each exerciser.

FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley presented the check at a recent school assembly.

FHN’s Miles And Minutes program encourages participants to be active through the summer and log various types of physical activity to win prize money for the school of their choice.

Eight area schools received checks from FHN this fall, thanks to their dedicated fans who counted their exercise minutes through the summer with FHN’s Miles And Minutes program. Together, exercisers logged enough activity to equate to 312,268 miles.


The free program had 623 participants who logged a total of 1,451,512 minutes of exercise from June 3 through September 8. (That’s 2.76 straight years of exercise!)

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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