The event is sponsored each year by the Healthy Communities
Partnership with the support
of the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation. Volunteers from many
agencies and groups helped out for the special day.
The event celebrates substance-free lifestyles.
Families and kids enjoyed three hours of bowling time,
along with free food and beverages served.
Nadia Klekamp of Chestnut Health Systems commented that bowling is
one great way for families to have a little fun time together. It
gives them the opportunity to talk to one another and get in
a little movement (exercise) too. She suggested another good
activity would be miniature golf, and she hoped that families would
remember to continue to do these sorts of activities together.
In the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey, 55 percent of Logan County high
school seniors reported using alcohol and 28 percent reported using
marijuana in the last 30 days.
The Healthy Communities Partnership has a vision to help Logan
County become the healthiest community in America. But for that
vision to become a reality, there are many healthy behaviors that
need to be celebrated and promoted.
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"Parents have more of an impact on these choices than they give
themselves credit for. Bringing children to events like these and
promoting a substance-free lifestyle makes an impact on
decision-making later," said Angela Stoltzenburg, Healthy
Communities Partnership manager.
Healthy Communities Partnership is a collaborative organization
comprised of dozens of community agencies. It is supported by the
Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation.
Healthy Communities Partnership,
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]