Blood Drive in May

Save A Heart!

Healthy Lombard and the American Heart Association are inviting schools and individual families to participate during the month of February, Heart Healthy Month, in Finn’s Mission to create a community of lifesavers!

 

WHAT IS FINN’S Mission?
Finn is one of the American Heart Association’s heart heroes who was born with a very sick heart. If he had been born 10 years ago, his outcome would have been very different. But he’s well and active and wants others to learn about Hearth Health through an activity called Finn’s Mission.

 

To participate, families register online through their school and then complete Finn’s Mission at home together.  The Mission involves:

  • Taking a challenge to keep their heart healthy-logged daily
  • Learning how to spot the signs of a stroke
  • Learn how to save a life by performing hands-only CPR
  • Helping to raise life-saving funds for the American Heart Association

 

 

Healthy Lombard will be donating $5 per family that registers and completes Finn’s Mission up to a total of $1000.

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AcceptThis Invitation For The Take A Hike Challenge

This fall, we invite you to join the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge. For eight weeks, from Sept. 1 to Oct. 27, rediscover the healthy benefits of being active and spending time outdoors. It’s a great opportunity for all ages — from kids to seniors — to exercise in the fresh air and learn cool stuff about nature while bonding with family and friends.

This year’s Challenge has a new twist!

We are partnering with local community sponsors to bring you hiking insights and expertise, special programming, and ideas to Elevate Your Hike each week!

When you complete and track 6 hikes during the 8-week Challenge period, you’ll earn the Take a Hike! Trail Blaze Award. See details below.

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Healthy Lombard’s Winter Frosted Apple Fitness Program for Kids!

Child holding snowflakeThe mission of the Healthy Lombard Foundation is to address the epidemic of childhood obesity and promote a healthier lifestyle.

Restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic have left many kids without their Physical Education (PE) classes and other extracurriculars that once helped keep them active.

To encourage kids to stay moving this winter, Healthy Lombard is piloting the Frosted Apple Fitness program to kick off 2021! Frosted Apple Fitness is free to join and gives kids ages 6 to 14 the opportunity to win prizes based on various fitness and nutrition challenges.

Healthy Lombard will send a weekly email to parents with ideas and links to activities for the week, videos with demonstrations and a nutrition challenge.

All the information and resources will also be available on the Healthy Lombard website throughout the duration of the program. Read more

Together in Teal

Karen Young & Sandra Cord, Illinois Chapter Managers for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) are inviting the public to become part of the Together in Teal® – No Boundaries on September 26th as an act of “tealness” that shows commitment to making a difference.
Our communities and our world look very different today and while the traditional Together in TEAL events are not able to take place in the interest of safety and public health, NOCC is launching a nationwide campaign and event that will enable our community to unite from coast-to-coast, including places we’ve never before been able to reach.

On September 26, kick off the day with an activity of  YOU CHOOSE. Run, walk, ride, skip, jump — whatever gets you moving safely. Then come together with family, friends, and supporters and watch their online National Broadcast Celebration featuring stories and celebrating the accomplishments of our TEAL community.

NOCC is also using the time leading up to the event to share “tealness” with communities and neighborhoods across the country by performing #randomactsoftealness.  For example:

 

  • Find opportunities to carry out random acts of kindness within your local community – maybe deliver a meal, volunteer, leave flowers on a neighbor’s doorstep, or post an inspiring message in your window.
  • Take a photo of your act, post, and tag it with #randomactsoftealness

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Flat Apple Is In Full Swing

This summer we have over 30 students registered to participate in Flat Apple 2020.  This FREE summer program is designed to incentivize kids to stay active during the summer months outside of school.  The 2020 program runs June 1- August 7.  The program allows participants to earn tickets for eligibility to win a variety of prizes at the end of the summer.  Prize winners are typically contacted in September.

Flat Apple provides various opportunities to earn “tickets” for eligibility for raffle prizes at the end of the summer.

Earning tickets is as easy as 1, 2, 3.:

  1. Registered participants can log their physical activity for the summer and complete the activity tracker.  A copy of the activity tracker is on the backside of this note and additional copies can be downloaded at https://healthylombard.com/activity-tracker-2020/  Every 300 minutes counts for one raffle ticket.  Participants are encouraged to log as many hours as they wish, but please note the max number of tickets earned for completing the activity tracker is ten (3,000minutes).
  2. Registered participants may earn tickets by posting a “Healthy Selfie” on THEIR Facebook with #HealthySelfie.  Or email it to jay@healthylombard.com. Participants may earn a total of 10 tickets by submitting “Healthy Selfies.”
  3. Kids can make a Healthy Video and send it to jay@healthylombard.com.  After review, the videos will be posted on our YouTube Channel.  Each video accepted counts for 3 tickets.

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Announcing: Flat Apple 2020!

As a way of encouraging healthy choices, we are going forward with plans for this summer’s Flat Apple 2020 since it can easily be adapted to a virtual format.   So, I am asking for your help to get the word out to every child you know from ages preschool to high school.

They can register online under the Quick Clicks on the main page of this website as well as find the download link for the Activity Tracker Sheet.

In addition, both forms are also available on this website’s Flat Apple Page under Programs.

If it is appropriate for your organization, please download and print both the Application and Tracker Sheets to distribute as paper copies to your clients/customers.

To help kids get started, our website has some at home, on-line, and virtual suggestions for activities that kids can log on their sheets.

They can earn tickets by posting “Healthy Selfie” and sending us their Healthy Videos.

We will again offer a bike as our grand prize and many types of gift cards for the other prizes.

So please help us encourage kids to stay active from June 1 to August 9.

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2019 Halloween BOOnanza

Saturday, October 19, 1 to 3 p.m.

Tri-Town YMCA, 105 W. Maple St., Lombard

Come spooky or funny to our fun family event! Enjoy fun carnival games, make bewitching crafts, get your face painted, Trick-or-Treat through themed-rooms within Fellowship Hall, and more! Participants are encouraged to stay the entire time and enjoy a 30-minute kid-friendly show on the stage and then afterward, we will have a candy hunt outside (weather permitting). Remember to wear your costume!

All game prizes are Teal Pumpkin-friendly. The parking lot will be closed for activities, please use street parking. Due to limited space, we encourage that strollers be parked outside of the building.

Pre-register for this event at tritownymca.org and save! The cost is $5 per family if you register by October 18 and $10 if registering

Make a Difference in People’s Lives This Fall!

Did you know, “five percent of children in Lombard live at or below the poverty level?” (city-data.com). The Lombard Park District is hosting its annual Trick-or-Treat Food Drive on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Help us help others in our community by participating in this great opportunity to give back!

The Lombard Park District staff and volunteers are assigned a new area each year to collect canned and boxed foods to be donated to The Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry. “This year staff and volunteers are assigned neighborhoods near Manor Hill Elementary and the Log Cabin at Four Seasons,” said Program Manager, Katie Manheim. “We will be dropping bags at each door the week before and picking up the filled bags at their doorsteps on Saturday, October 19.”

For those not in those neighborhoods, bags will be available for pick up at Madison Meadow Athletic Center (500 E. Wilson) and Sunset Knoll Recreation Center (820 S. Finley) and can then be filled and dropped off at either location or at the Log Cabin at Four Seasons on the morning of the Food Drive. Read more

Have You Downloaded Your Activity Tracker for 2019?

The mission of the Healthy Lombard Foundation is to address the epidemic of childhood obesity and promote a healthier lifestyle for all community members through awareness, activities, and achievement. Based on this mission, Healthy Lombard developed the Flat Apple program to incentivize kids to stay active during summer. This Program is only occurring between now and August 9th with many great prizes that will be awarded in September.

To learn more about Flat Apple and register your child or recommend it to children you may know, visit www.healthylombard.com and click on the ‘Flat Apple’ link on the right side, under Quick Clicks.

This program is free of charge but participation requires an adult register each child. The Program is easy and fun, and all kids have to do is earn tickets by participating in 300 minutes of activity (per ticket) to win a prize! Prizes are raffled at the end of the summer.

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