7th Annual Health Festival & Noyo Run – Saturday, October 5, 2013


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Mendocino Coast District Hospital presents its 7th Annual Health Festival and Noyo River Run/Walk on October 5, 2013.

Where:  hospital campus, 700 River Drive, Fort Bragg

When: 11 am to 3 pm.

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Featured activities:  Festival will feature booths, information and health screenings from hospital departments as well as booths and health information presented by local complementary healthcare practitioners, local organizations and wellness related businesses. The CalStar trauma rescue helicopter will be on site and open for touring.

“This is a fun family-oriented festival created to help keep our community healthy,” says Wellness Coordinator Donna Schuler. “This year we’re creating the complete health package in one day: healthy food, exercise, and wellness education. It’s all an important part of the hospital’s community outreach program.”

Health Festival Highlights:

_MG_0341•Free health screenings: To improve community access to low-cost preventative healthcare, free blood glucose, hearing, O2 saturation, body fat percentage, blood pressure and cholesterol testing will be available throughout the Festival.

•Tours: Visitors can get an inside look at the hospital’s new Diagnostic Imaging Center, Surgery Department, and newly decorated patient rooms (if available).

•Whole body health: Complementary medicine practitioners such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and more will be on hand to explain and demonstrate their services.

•Healthy food, children’s activities: Local businesses will provide healthy food offerings throughout the Festival, and a variety of children’s activities will be featured to attract entire families to enjoy the festivities while learning about healthful habits and community resources. Children’s activities will include horse-drawn wagon rides, fire truck and ambulance tours, and face painting.

Featured Event: Nutrition Lecture by Sid Garza-Hillman / Cooking Demonstration

Sid Garza-HillmanGarza-Hillman is author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto (Roundtree Press, 2013; available as a Kindle book and paperback)

Sid will not only talk about his approach to nutrition will have chefs from the Ravens, vegan restaurant at the Stanford Inn in Mendocino, there for a cooking demonstration. Of course, attendees will get to taste.

Sid Garza-Hillman, nutritionist, philosopher, actor, and musician introduces his original philosophy of health. Sid’s philosophy is simple: the closer the human species moves by degrees to its natural design, the healthier and therefore happier it will be.

In the years he has been a practicing nutritionist and health coach, Sid has honed an approach that makes achieving health and happiness a real possibility for virtually everyone. He has done this by addressing both the mental and physical aspects of achieving sustainable long-term health, and goes well beyond what any quick-fix diet/health plan can ever achieve. He passionately argues that health profoundly affects our happiness, and vice-versa, and applies his philosophy to nutrition, exercise, the mind, the family, and the world as a whole.

Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto is accessible, clear, edgy and humorous. Sid distills his years of research into a book readers will want to carry with them as a quick reference when negotiating our most unnatural world – especially gen-x and gen-y’ers for whom there is a substantial lack of result-oriented health books that are this easy and actually fun to read.

Noyo Run Details:

Noyo Run Entry Form 2013-1 or Sign up at the Schedule.

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Place and time: Participants meet in front of the hospital (next to flag pole), 700 River Drive, Fort Bragg, for a 9 am start time. Race day registration begins at 7:45 am.

Noyo RunRun/Walk options: There are three options: a 5k run/walk, 5k competitive walk, and a10k run — all through scenic courses that take participants across the beautiful Noyo River through towering Redwoods.

Fees: Early registration is $25 for adults and $15 for ages 19 and younger. For those who register after September 29th, the cost is $30, (still $15 for ages 19 and under). Registration includes a logo t-shirt while supplies last.

Registration: Registration forms are available at the following: Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, The Outdoor Store, Company Store and Mendocino Coast Hospital lobby. Also available online at www. MCDH.ORG/NoyoRun, and www.TheSchedule.com (search keywords: Noyo River Run).

For more information: Call the Rehab Department and Wellness Center at 707-961-4670 and ask for Race Director Donna Schuler.

News Media Contact: Bruce Lewis, 707-813-1197

7th Annual MCDH Health Festival And Noyo River Run/Walk Takes Place October 5

A Complete Health Package In One Day: Healthy Food, Exercise, And Wellness Education

FORT BRAGG, Calif. — August 27, 2013 — Mendocino Coast District Hospital’s 7th Annual Health Festival and Noyo River Run/Walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 5, 2013. Activities are centered at the hospital campus, 700 River Drive, Fort Bragg, from 11 am to 3 pm.

“This is a fun family-oriented festival created to help keep our community healthy,” says MCDH Wellness Coordinator Donna Schuler. “This year we’re creating the complete health package in one day: healthy food, exercise, and wellness education. It’s all an important part of the hospital’s community outreach program.”

Featured Activities

The festival will feature booths, information and health screenings from hospital departments as well as booths and complementary health information presented by local healthcare practitioners, local organizations and wellness related businesses. The CalStar trauma rescue helicopter will be on site and open for touring, as will the hospital’s ambulance.

Health Festival Highlights:

•Free health screenings: To improve community access to low-cost preventative healthcare, free blood glucose, hearing, O2 saturation, blood pressure and cholesterol testing will be available throughout the Festival.

•Tours: Visitors can get an inside look at the hospital’s new Diagnostic Imaging Center, Surgery Department, and newly decorated patient rooms (if available).

•Whole body health: Complementary medicine practitioners, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and more will be on hand to explain and demonstrate their services.

•Healthy food, children’s activities: Local businesses will provide healthy food offerings throughout the Festival, and a variety of children’s activities will be featured to attract entire families to enjoy the festivities while learning about healthful habits and community resources. Children’s activities will include horse-drawn wagon rides, fire truck and ambulance tours, and face painting.

Featured Event: Nutrition Talk And Cooking Demonstration

Sid Garza-Hillman author of “Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto,” and Nutrition Director at the Stanford Inn’s Mendocino Center for Living Well, will talk about his approach to nutrition. As part of his presentation, chefs from the Ravens — the vegan restaurant at the Stanford Inn in Mendocino — will be on hand for a food creation demonstration. Attendees will get to taste the chefs’ creations.

Noyo River Run Details

Participants meet in front of the hospital (next to flag pole), 700 River Drive, Fort Bragg, for a 9 am start time. Race day registration begins at 7:45 am. There are three options: a 5k run/walk, 5k competitive walk, and a10k run — all through a scenic course that takes participants across the beautiful Noyo River through towering Redwoods.

Registration: Early registration is $25 for adults and $15 for ages 19 and younger. For those who register after September 29th, the cost is $30, (still $15 for ages 19 and under). Registration includes a logo t-shirt while supplies last.

Registration forms are available at the following: Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, The Outdoor Store, Company Store and Mendocino Coast Hospital lobby. Forms are also available online at www. MCDH.ORG/NoyoRun, and www.TheSchedule.com (search keywords: Noyo River Run).

For more information: Call the Rehab Department and Wellness Center at 707-961-4670 and ask for Race Director Donna Schuler.

About Mendocino Coast District Hospital. Mendocino Coast District Hospital is a 25-bed acute care facility licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and accredited by The Joint Commission. MCDH provides emergency, inpatient and outpatient services, and healthcare education to prevent, manage and treat chronic and acute conditions. The hospital is located on the California coast, approximately 160 miles north of San Francisco.

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