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Donate during Washington County Gives!

Posted on:Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 @ 3:04 pm

The Hagerstown Y and HEAL of Washington have teamed up to more effectively and efficiently reach and inspire more people in our community to learn the importance of eating healthy and leading active lifestyles. HEAL was formed about five years with a goal to work to decrease the obesity rate in children and adults by …

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HEAL joins forces with the Y

Posted on:Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 @ 6:39 pm

In the five years since the inception of HEAL, the organization experienced tremendous success and growth. HEAL has raised community awareness of the importance of health and wellness and increased outreach. As a result of the growth in our donations and grant funding, we have launched new programs that inspire healthier eating and more active lifestyles in our community. That being …

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HEAL awards Fall 2016 Healthy School Mini Grants

Posted on:Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

    (Above: Students and Faculty of Springfield Middle School who received $740 for Stamina Cycles.)     On behalf of the HEAL Healthy Schools Committee, we would like to congratulate the 17 Washington County Public Schools who received funding for the Healthy School Mini Grant projects. All of the grant requests were creative, impactful, …

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Health Focus: Diabetes Prevention

Posted on:Monday, November 14th, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

Diabetes Prevention Diabetes has become a national epidemic.  One in three American adults are at risk of developing this serious disease.  Some of the factors that increase one’s risk for diabetes are a family history of Type 2 diabetes, being overweight and getting physical activity less than three times a week.  Individuals with fasting blood …

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Healthy Business Challenge Launches

Posted on:Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 @ 8:05 pm

REGISTER HERE    HEAL has launched their Healthy Business Challenge! Working Marylanders spend an average of 9.2 hours per day at work making the workplace a key venue for promoting healthy lifestyle choices. The challenge encourages businesses to implement workplace-wide projects and activities that impact health and wellness of their employees. As part of this …

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HEAL in the News: Walk Maryland Day

Posted on:Thursday, October 6th, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

HEAL celebrated Walk Maryland Day by discussing the benefits of walking to WHAG reporter, Allie Berube. Watch interview: HERE Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared October 5th Walk Maryland Day and encouraged residents to add an extra 10 minutes of exercise to their day. Walking is the perfect exercise for all ages and abilities.

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Does your child have what it takes to be Captain of Color Splash?

Posted on:Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 @ 3:50 pm

  Ready to submit your video? Click here! 

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Get splashed… and then splattered!

Posted on:Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

  Have you already signed up for Muddy Mamas Mud Run benefiting Girls Inc. and Girls on the Run? Get a $5 discount off the registration rate of $30 for Color Splash 2016 when you forward your confirmation e-mail for Muddy Mamas to colorsplash@healofwashingtoncounty.org. You will be e-mailed a unique code to use at the time …

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Multiply the fun by 20! Sign up for the 20/20 discount.

Posted on:Friday, May 20th, 2016 @ 3:10 pm

    Good times + good friends = AMAZING memories.  This year, HEAL is offering a special discount for groups of 20 people of more where each person will only have to pay $20. This is great for friends, co-workers, church groups and more! #ColorSplash.  For more information, check out healofwashingtoncounty.org/event/heal-colorsplash-5k

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HEAL offers new Family Rate for Color Splash 2016

Posted on:Monday, May 16th, 2016 @ 7:48 pm

  #ColorSplash is a FAMILY event! This year we are offering a special family discount. Families of 4 or more can register for $25 a person. Get more information at healofwashingtoncounty.org/event/heal-colorsplash-5k

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