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Porter-Starke Walks for Suicide Prevention

Porter-Starke-Out-of-the-Darkness-2012Porter-Starke Services was proud to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Walk this past Sunday! About 25 of our staff, along with their families and four-legged friends joined nearly 400 walkers to raise $20,000 for a great cause!

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Healthy Hustle Beneficiaries Honored at New Medical Plaza

Porter-Medical-Plaza-1Two local non-profits were honored today at the new Porter Medical Plaza. The first Healthy Hustle 5K, held at the Porter Regional Hospital campus in late July, raised enough money to grant both Lakeshore PAWS and the Porter County Cancer Society $1,530 each. “This is a wonderful conclusion to a wonderful event,” shared Porter CEO Jonathan Nalli.

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Team KELLI Walking to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease

Kelli-Longacre-1On September 17, 2009, Kelli Longacre tragically passed away from a rare heart disease known as SCAD. A team was created in her memory to walk in the Porter County American Heart Association Walk to help raise money and awareness for heart disease!

In 2011, Team KELLI walked with nearly 60 walkers and raised over $10,000. This year's walk will take place September 29 at Coffee Creek in Chesterton. To date, we have raised over $9,600 and donations are still coming in daily!

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Make a Healthy Decision for Yourself Today!

Porter-Healthy-WomanIf you’re like most women, incredible demands are placed on you every day. Work, home, family – sometimes it seems that everyone wants your attention.

With all of your obligations, you might have forgotten someone special: YOU – but we haven’t. Our free events are designed to help you maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit.

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Students a Major Force in Building America’s Blood Supply

RedCrossLogoWith fall underway, students at many high schools and colleges are rolling up their sleeves in more ways than one.

Every year, students nationwide join the American Red Cross as blood donors and blood drive sponsors, all in an effort to help hospital patients in need. Students coordinate blood drives throughout the academic year, with many blood drives concentrated in October and November, and then again in March and April. And student-run drives are sometimes open to the public—including alumni.

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AT&T Answers St. Clare Health Clinic Call for Help

Franciscan-St-Clare-Clinic-DonationsMembers of the Crown Point AT&T engineering and project management office, for the second consecutive year, were among area residents and organizations that responded to a recent plea to the community for donations to the St. Clare Health Clinic and Prenatal Assistance program, delivering goods that filled two SUVs. AT&T representative Kelly Filkowski, second from right, said the collection was done through the company’s Pioneers community assistant group. “We want to do things locally to help families who need it,” she said.

Shown, from left, are: Carrie Vendramin of AT&T, Diane Jansen, clinic volunteer coordinator; Valerie Giacomin, clinic volunteer; and AT&T employees Joe Esch, Dennis Protega, Marty Drew, Gary Diekelmann, Filkowski, and Virginia Clark.

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Local Coalition Encourages Hoosiers to Stop Using Tobacco

nosmokinglogobyhegartydavidThis Fall, the local tobacco control coalition for Porter is promoting a statewide stop smoking contest known as “Quit Now Indiana” - This year’s theme seeks to encourage tobacco users to use the summer months to “train” for their next quit attempt.

Quitting tobacco takes planning. Setting up a training plan to drink plenty of water, exercise, and eat healthy, are all tips to have a successful attempt to quit smoking,” says Susan Gleason from Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County. ”Also consult a quit coach at the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW for training tips that meet your needs.”

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