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HeartWork Childrens Coloring Contest Generates 614 Entries


Adventist Health/Walla Walla General Hospital’s Children’s HeartWork Coloring Contest, which encourages youth to express their unique views on living heart-healthy for National American Heart Month, received 614 entries in its third year.

Eight winning submissions — four selected from each age category, ages 4–7 and 8–11 — will be displayed at Book & Game Company in Walla Walla from Feb. 8–21, 2016. Winning entries included submissions from Alan (1st place, age 7), Ashlyn (2nd place, age 7), Aalilyah (honorable mention, age 7), and Karly (honorable mention, age 7); Elleanna (1st place, age 10), Bailey (2nd place, age 10), Aby (honorable mention, age 10) and Astrid (honorable mention, age 10). Additional entries will be displayed in Creekside Café at WWGH through the end of the month.

“HeartWork is a great conversation starter for parents to talk with their children about heart healthy habits,” says Calvin Rick, MD, pediatrician at Adventist Health Medical Group. “By using their imagination to demonstrate healthy lifestyle choices, they can also inspire their loved ones to take steps toward better health.”

Participants were prompted with the question and statement on the coloring sheets, “How do you care for your heart? Draw it! Whether it’s a favorite sport, healthy food, or special person whose heart you care about, show us your HeartWork. Prizes will be awarded for most creative and inspiring masterpieces.”

Entry forms were made available through Adventist Health Medical Group – Pediatrics, Rogers Adventist School, Assumption Grade School, Milton-Stateline Adventist School, Liberty Christian School, College Place School District, Walla Walla School District.