For more information about influenza or the importance of hand washing, go to beatthebug.info or henrythehand.com. People can also check with their healthcare provider, local hospital or at the Elkhart County Health Department. To reach the health department, call 523-2283.
Kosciusko FIT to kick off new year
Kosciusko FIT is preparing to kick off its third annual program and organizers are looking for individuals or teams of four, age 18 or older, to participate.
Cash prizes will be given to the top three in each category: team, male individual and female individual.
The goal is to lose 5,000 pounds county-wide.
New this year is the Corporate Challenge. An organization could win the corporate challenge for having the greatest percentage of weight loss and house the Kosciusko FIT Corporate Challenge traveling trophy.
Sponsoring this program for 2013 are Kosciusko Community Hospital; Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce; Kosciusko Community YMCA; Purdue Extension/Local Faces Countless Connections; United Way; Warsaw Community Schools; Lake City Radio and Times-Union.
The registration deadline is Jan. 6.
Kick-off will be Jan. 16, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Lakeview Middle School. The final weigh-in will be May 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants must attend both of these weigh-ins at Lakeview Middle School.
The cost to participate is $20 per person and $80 per team with option to compete only as a team or as an individual, not both. Teams must register and pay as a group of four.
For more information, or to register, visit www.wkchamber.com, email email@example.com or call 574-372-2340. Follow the progress of Kosciusko FIT on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kosciuskoFIT.