About the CentraCare Earth Day Run
CentraCare is committed to taking a lead role in bringing wellness activities like the Earth Day Run to Central Minnesota. Carrying forward a strong tradition of community health, we strive to make the healthy choice, the easy choice for people everywhere, everyday.
Funds raised through the Earth Day Run support Feeling Good MN (FGMN), a community wellness initiative powered by CentraCare. FGMN is committed to leading and delivering community wellness strategies to make healthy choices practical and available to all community members. Previous funds were used to help:
- Kids get free produce at Farmers Markets in Melrose and Long Prairie.
- Implement Smarter Lunchroom strategies in Central Minnesota, an initiative to improve consumption of healthy food.
- Bring a Bike Fleet to Central Minnesota for teaching bicycle and pedestrian safety and giving kids without bikes opportunities to ride.
To learn more, visit feelinggoodmn.org.
Here are a few other easy ways to eat better, move more and live joyfully.
- Subscribe to our e-newsletter containing simple health tips and recipes from CentraCare.
- Follow us on our blogs, Facebook and Twitter.
- Take part in our many classes, events, screenings and support groups, as well as our services to improve sports performance and to prepare for or recover from a workout or injury.
Go green at Earth Day
We are getting better at making our event greener. After all, it’s about Earth Day! Our GO GREEN initiatives are presented by Phillips Mechanical. We also work directly with Tri-County Organics and Coborn’s recycling to make sure our bottles, cans and plastics are properly and safely recycled. Our Gatorade cups at water stops will go right into composting, so not only will they keep you hydrated, but they also will help provide nutrient rich soil for gardens! Even your racer shirts from Greenlayer are created using recycled materials.
Recycle Your Old Shoes
The ROCORI Environmentalist Club/YES Team is collecting gently used shoes to be refurbished or recycled as part of the World Wear Project (PDF). This effort provides wearable, affordable shoes to people in need while diverting millions of pounds of refuse from landfills each year. Just bring your wearable used shoes (no winter boots or flip flops, please) to the SCHEELS Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 and look for the collection bin. Thanks for your part in this effort!