Promise's Piece
June 2014
National Safety Month  
WOW4 was a success! 
With close to 130 participants, we had bikers of all ages and abilities riding in our Fourth Annual Wellness on Wheels Bike Ride! Thanks to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors for making our event possible! Here are a few snapshots of our exciting day!

Getting the Word Out
Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages- and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1-44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries.

During National Safety Month, Promise is encouraging you to learn more about prescription drug abuse, distracted driving, and slips, trips, and falls.

 Prescription drug abuse:

Prescription painkiller overdoses are a growing problem in the United States, especially among women. About 18 women die every day from a prescription painkiller overdose-more than 4 times as many as back in 1999.

 Slips, trips, and falls:

One in 3 older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to broken bones and other health problems.

 Distracted driving:

Doing other activities while driving-like texting or eating-increases your change of crashing. Almost 1 in 5 crashes (18%) that injured someone involved distracted driving.


Wishing you a happy, healthy month of June!
Promise Community Health Center



reading-grass-girl.jpgWednesday, June 25 will be a School Physical day! From 2:00-6:00 PM, you can bring your kids to Promise to get a school physical! 
Kindergarteners and 9th graders get FREE dental screenings! 
tomatoes.jpgSummer TIPS
 Check out this great article on ways to start your summer out "light." Lots of great recipes and tricks to keep calories down and food tasting great! Here are a few favorites from the list of 75!

1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up to get your metabolism going.
2. Grill potatoes to make potato salad with!
3. Quench dry skin with a banana face mask.
4. Look for seasonal sales at the grocery store.
5. Make Farmer's Market fun for the family. 
 Mark's challenge is for YOU to pledge $$ for each mile he rides and he will contribute the $$ raised with your pledges to support the work of Promise in serving others who need health care services like Mark did!
Contact Kellie at Promise with your pledges: or call 722-1700
*There will be a daily post on our Facebook page to track Mark's progress.