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Live Well Receives $25,000 From The Walmart Foundation's

Donation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: 
Joshua Cowan, St Helena Hospital

Phone: 967.7515 Email: CowanJR@ah.org

Delia Garcia, Walmart

Phone: (602) 392-2371



LIVE WELL RECEIVES $25,000 FROM THE WALMART FOUNDATION’S STATE GIVING PROGRAM


CLEARLAKE, Calif., February, 2, 2012-

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake today received a $25,000 contribution to assist with their Live Well program. The grant, which was given to the non-profit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program, will be used to provide new expanded space for the many educational groups and outside community organizations throughout the Lake County region. 

 "The generosity of Walmart is greatly appreciated," said Kimberly Tangermann, Associate Director of Family Health Centers, St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. "The Live Well program values Walmart’s contribution to improving the health of our community."

Since opening it’s doors in early 2011, the Live Well program at St. Helena Hospital’s Clearlake Family Health Center has helped thousands to overcome or avoid chronic illness.

Live Well emphasizes the whole-person approach to chronic health issues. Based on St. Helena’s core value of treating mind, body and spirit together, Live Well incorporates patient education, physical conditioning, diet and lifestyle choices, and staff and peer support to help patients become active partners in their own health care and make meaningful life changes.

"The Walmart Foundation is very pleased to be supporting St. Helena Hospital’s Live Well program and are committed to helping those in need in the communities we serve," said Clearlake Assistant Store Manager Coleen Lee. "Through this grant, we are hopeful that people in the Clearlake area will learn about the important role nutrition and exercise have on an individual’s overall health."

Live Well is located at the St Helena Family Health Center at 15230 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake. For more information about Live Well, call (707) 995-4545.

To be considered for support, perspective grantee organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant application. Applicants must have a current 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum eligibility criteria. Additional information about the program’s funding guidelines and application are available online at www.walmartfoundation.org/stategiving.

In 2010, in California, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation awarded more than $29.1 million in cash and in-kind donations to local organizations in the communities they serve.

 
 

About St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake

The St. Helena Hospital is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system with nearly 20,000 employees serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on the health values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 18 acute care hospitals, more than 135 clinics (rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit www.sthelenahospitals.org for more information.

About Philanthropy at Walmart

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and it’s Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.