FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — One of the best ways to keep healthy – even during a pandemic – is to keep moving, so FHN is again inviting families across northwest Illinois to turn their warm-weather chores and fun into cash for their schools with the popular FHN Miles And Minutes program.
Summer exercise like golf, virtual 5K runs, hikes and walks, and even everyday physical activity like mowing the lawn and gardening can count as exercise – as well as summer workouts for student-athletes age 12 and over. FHN encourages all exercisers to practice safe social distancing.
The program begins Monday, June 1 and runs through Sunday, August 30. Exercisers can join at any time during the summer. 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:
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 the fall.
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:
- Aquin Schools
- Dakota School District
- Durand School District
- East Dubuque School District
- Eastland School District
- Forrestville Valley School District
- Freeport School District
- Galena School District
- Immanuel Lutheran School District
Lena-Winslow School District
- Orangeville School District
- Pearl City School District
- Pecatonica School District
- River Ridge School District
- Scales Mound School District
- Stockton School District
- Tri-County Christian School
- Warren School District
- West Carroll 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 1,200 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.