FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — FHN’s Miles And Minutes program is back for its sixth fun year! Summer softball and volleyball leagues, other summer exercise, and even everyday physical activity like gardening can pay off in prizes for area schools with FHN’s Miles And Minutes program.
Miles And Minutes began Monday, June 3 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 8. The program encourages participants to be active and log various types of physical activity to win prize money for the school of their choice.
The competition is online-only and there is no charge to participate. Anyone 12 years and older can participate, including student athletes.
Registration and the competition rules, as well as information about how miles will be calculated to determine the winning school systems, is available at www.fhn.org/milesandminutes. A mobile site is available to make it easier to log exercise from a mobile phone or tablet. The mobile link is available on the login page.
A calculator on the website will automatically convert minutes of almost any type of physical activity into miles. This will make it easy to follow the competition, and prizes will be awarded in three categories this year:
- School system with the most average “miles” logged per participant
- School system with the most “miles” total
- Schools not eligible for above prizes will be entered into a drawing to win one of three cash prizes.
The program normalizes miles based on the number of students in each school system to help ensure that all schools have an equal chance to win, no matter their size or how many participants they enlist. Prize money will be awarded in October.
Participants from any zip code can support any school system, so family members in Lena, for example, can designate their miles to the River Ridge school system if they wish. Running totals will be displayed on the website and reported throughout the summer, and you can keep up with what’s happening on Miles And Minutes Facebook page.
School systems in FHN’s service area include:
- Freeport School District
- Aquin Schools
- West Carroll School District
- Pecatonica School District
- Forrestville Valley School District
- Dakota School District
- Lena-Winslow School District
- Eastland School District
- Stockton School District
- Durand School District
- Pearl City School District
- Warren School District
- Orangeville School District
- Immanuel Lutheran School
- Tri-County Christian School
- Chadwick-Milledgeville School District
- River Ridge School District
- Scales Mound School District
- Galena School District
- East Dubuque School District
For more information about Miles And Minutes, visit www.fhn.org/MilesAndMinutes or call FHN Marketing toll-free at 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901.
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.