FREEPORT, Ill., Sept. 19, 2017 — Nine 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.
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:
Aquin Schools – 145,919.03 miles ($2,000)
Tri-County Christian – 114,464.51 miles ($1,000)
Orangeville – 97,332.38 miles ($500)
Average Miles per Participant:
Dakota – 368.98 ($2,000)
Freeport – 330.34 ($1,000)
Eastland – 296.23 ($500)
FHN added a third category to the program this year – a special Sweepstakes category based on participation in Miles And Minutes Facebook contests and events. Winners of the Sweepstakes prizes were drawn at random. (Schools that won a prize in the two regular categories were not eligible for Sweepstakes prizes.) This year’s Sweepstakes winners are:
Immanuel Lutheran – $1,000
Stockton – $500
West Carroll – $250
The free program had 649 participants who logged a total of 2,232,056 minutes of exercise from May 29 through September 3. (That’s almost 37,201 hours 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 22 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, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.