Promise's Piece
October 2014
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
PINK OUT
A united effort to raise awareness about BREAST CANCER and support those who are affected by it.
  Wednesday, October 29
DeWitt Gymnasium, Dordt College
Volleyball Matched begin at 6:00 PM
 
Silent Auction to support Women's Health Services at 
Promise CHC -
 
(closes at 8 PM)
View items online at 

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Health Tips from our very own... Beth!
Cold & Flu Prevention
  Cold & flu prevention is always a top priority in my home and at work. With a busy family who meets with people all day in our perspective jobs, our risk to exposure is HUGE! It never fails that every year, one of us comes home with the flu and passes it around to the rest of us. Here are some great cold and flu prevention tips I use to keep my family healthy through the flu season!

1. WASH YOUR HANDS for at least 20 seconds with soap and water!

2. DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE. Even if germs are on your hands, they can't enter the body unless you touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

3. GET A FLU SHOT FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY! It's fast, easy and effective. Our flu clinics are October 1 & November 12 from 3-7 PM. They are FREE for kids 18 and under.
4. Don't share food, drinks, lipstick/chap stick or toothpaste with other people, even family members.
5. Avoid kissing on the lips if you feel yourself getting sick. This is especially hard with young children.
6. Clean doorknobs, bathrooms, and children's toys with disinfecting cleaner often.
7. Yogurt has been shown to stimulate production of an immune system substance that fights diseases! Eat up!
8. Let fresh air into your home at least once a week even if it is extremely cold outside. Studies have shown that the air inside your home is 2-5 times worse than the air outside.
9. Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water so that your body will be able to fight off illness.
10. Stay home if you are sick! No need to spread germs to others!
                                                            - Beth Strub, ARNP
 
Wishing you a happy, healthy month of October!
 
Sincerely,
Promise Community Health Center

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Flu Shot Clinic
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Wednesday
 October 1 & November 12
3:00 - 7:00 PM

FREE for kids 18 & under!
$25 for adults
No appointment necessary!
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Promise's Six Year Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser
Tuesday, October 21
DUELING PIANOS

This annual event celebrates the center's history, mission and value to the community and families it serves. The event is the center's primary fundraiser and features entertainment, dinner, dessert and a silent auction.  This year's highlight event will be 176 Keys Fun Pianos (Dueling Pianos) as well as a special feature for the presentation of the Addink Community Service Award. Tickets are on sale online at Promise's website www.promisechc.org or by calling our office 

722-1700. 

Adult tickets are $35 

Kids (18 and under) are $20  

 

Doors open at 5:30 PM
Event Begins at 6:00 PM 

View Silent Auction items online HERE!
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Promise Awarded $250,000 for Facility Improvements to support Patient Centered Medical Home Model of Care!
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