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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2010

Townville Elementary School project named to All-Health Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Jogging Feet Walking Club at Townville Elementary School in Anderson has been named to the All-Health Team, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

“Townville Elementary physical education teacher Russell Laven implemented the Jogging Feet Walking Club to address the childhood obesity rate among third through sixth graders,” said Joann Minder, All-Health Team program coordinator. “The club promotes walking and jogging as a fun way to increase physical activity. Students will soon be able to walk during recess on an outdoor course the club is in the process of marking.”

According to Minder, the club also organized a walk for water project to raise money. The money was used to purchase 100 water filters that were shipped to 50 schools in Haiti.

For being named to the All-Health Team, Townville Elementary will receive $500 to expand its project, t-shirts and other All-Health Team items, recognition on the All-Health Team Web site and a television spot on WIS-TV in Columbia.

DHEC, WIS-TV, and BlueCross-BlueShield of South Carolina sponsor the All-Health Team. Each month, the partnership recognizes an individual or youth group promoting health in their community. For more information, visit the All-Health Team Web site, call Minder at (803) 545-4501, or e-mail her at: minderjm@dhec.sc.gov.

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For more information:
Joann Minder – (803) 545-4501
E-mail – minderjm@dhec.sc.gov
or
Adam Myrick – (803) 898-3884
E-mail – myrickar@dhec.sc.gov
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