ThedaCare & Pleasant View partner to promote healthy lifestyle skills
During the first week in May, students at Pleasant View Elementary School in Wild Rose will see their school bustle with activities designed to help them build healthy lifestyle skills.
More than 300 ThedaCare employees will span out to five Northeast Wisconsin schools, including Pleasant View Elementary, for its third annual Good to Go initiative, engaging students through activities, advice, and encouragement to promote healthy habits and to share their learnings with their families.
This year, school leaders from Berlin, Clintonville, Kaukauna, Neenah and Wild Rose collaborated with committee members from ThedaCare to create programming that both engages children and leaves them with ideas about how integrate simple wellness behaviors into their future lives. Schools rotate each year, so ThedaCare employee volunteers will reach thousands of children over time. This year’s Good to Go initiative will be held May 1-5.
“The overall goal is to spend some time with students during that one week to create habits that can last for a lifetime,” said Heather Murphy, ThedaCare Cardiovascular Care manager and a Good to Go volunteer leader. “The mission for our organization is to improve the health of our communities, and to work with the five schools in the communities we live and work in is really rewarding. It’s a good way for us all to be able to live our mission.”