Governor Calls for Nominations for Kansas Health Champion Awards

By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

TOPEKA – As part of the effort to help Kansans improve their health, each year the Governor recognizes an individual and an organization for their exceptional efforts to model, encourage and promote fitness in Kansas. Take the opportunity now to nominate your favorite health champion for this award and special recognition by Governor Sam Brownback. The deadline for nominations is June 29.

“Besides recognizing exemplary contributions, the awards program identifies models of effectiveness in increasing physical activity that can be reproduced in other organizations and communities,” said Virginia Elliott, Governor’s Council on Fitness Chair and Vice President of Programs for the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.

Eligible nominees might include an outstanding volunteer, a school, a local community, a newspaper or individual reporter, a local or state policy maker, or an employer, among others.

Nominees would be expected to have demonstrated:

· Work that goes above and beyond what is expected to model, encourage and promote fitness

· Far-reaching impact

· Sustainable influence or activity

For more information and to submit a nomination, go to www.kansasfitness.org and click on the link “Health Champion Award” or see the attached nomination form. If you have questions about the nomination process, contact Anthony Randles at (785) 296-8060.

The Governor’s Council on Fitness advises the Governor and others on ways to enhance the health of all Kansans through promotion of physical activity, good dietary choices and prevention of tobacco use.


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