As part of an effort to fight obesity, team members with Indiana University Health North Hospital and Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital will be enhancing walking trails in Carmel and Fishers during the system’s annual Day of Service on May 17.
These are just two of 20 trails that thousands of IU Health employees throughout the state will be improving on this day. The goal is to promote physical activity and improve the health of their communities.
IU Health North Hospital employees will be volunteering at River Road Park in Carmel from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. IU Health Saxony Hospital employees will be volunteering at the community walking trail that surrounds the hospital in Fishers from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
“We understand the success of IU Health North Hospital and IU Health Saxony Hospital is linked to the health of the communities we serve,” said Jonathan Goble, President and CEO IU Health North Hospital and IU Health Saxony Hospital. “That’s why we’ve centered our 2013 Day of Service efforts around our commitment to obesity prevention through the promotion and use of community trail systems.”
“Hamilton County Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with IU Health North Hospital to enhance the recreational and fitness amenities at River Road Park,” said Allen Patterson, Director of Hamilton County Parks and Recreation. “The new fitness stations that will be installed along the park trails will be enjoyed by visitors to the park for years to come. Providing healthy recreational activities and programming is at the very core of this department’s mission, and we are grateful to IU Health North Hospital for their generous support.”
Last year, IU Health employees helped built 25 panels for Habitat for Humanity throughout the state during the Day of Service. The project is put on by Strength That Cares, IU Health’s system-wide employee-volunteer program that numbers more than 10,000 members.