FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Eight area schools will get 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 120,570 miles!
FHN’s Miles And Minutes encouraged participants to be active and log various types of physical activity to win prize money for the school of their choice.
Miles And Minutes winners were chosen in two main categories – miles per school system (normalized based on the number of students in each school system to help ensure that all schools had an equal chance to win, no matter their size or how many participants they enlist) and average miles per participant. The winners are:
Miles per School System:
- Tri-County Christian – 88,907 miles ($2,000)
- Eastland – 74,173 miles ($1,000)
- Aquin Catholic Schools – 53,816 miles ($500)
- Average Miles per Participant:
- Dakota – 206.67 ($2,000)
- Tri-County Christian – 182.43 ($1,000)
- Warren – 157.61 ($500)
Schools that do not win a prize in the two main categories are eligible for Sweepstakes prizes. In the Sweepstakes category, drawn at random, this year’s winners are:
- Pearl City – $500
- West Carroll – $400
- Forrestville Valley – $300
The free program had 1,178 participants who logged a total of 2,072,550 minutes of exercise from June 3 through August 30. (That’s 3.9 straight years of exercise!)
FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,200 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.