LFHC, HEALTH PLUS, NETS DANCERS, AND NETS MASCOT SLY TEAM UP FOR TOY GIVEAWAY
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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LUTHERAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS, HEALTH PLUS, NETS DANCERS, AND NETS MASCOT SLY TEAM UP FOR TOY GIVEAWAY
December 22, 2009, Brooklyn, New York
The Lutheran Family Health Centers, NETS Basketball and Health Plus teamed up to brighten the holidays for patients of the Sunset Park Family Health Center. Accompanied by Santa Claus, NETS dancers and NETS mascot, Sly, handed out holiday gifts to children.
Hundreds of children and their parents lined up to get their picture taken with Saint Nick. Barbie Dolls, Hot Wheels, and board games were among over 325 toys that were donated.
LFHC and Health Plus have partnered with the NETS in the past to donate turkeys to area patients and families. They have also recently launched the second annual "Shoot for Better Health" campaign in local schools. Endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, this unique initiative aims to improve fitness and dietary habits in children. As a major contributor to the program's success, the NETS will also host a full-day basketball clinic on March 2, and a reward night to honor participants at Izod Center on March 24.
The Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), based in Sunset Park, is a federally qualified community-based ambulatory health care system affiliated with Lutheran HealthCare. Governed by the Sunset Park Health Council, Inc., LFHC is one of the largest health center networks in the country serving as southwest Brooklyn's medical home for more than 40 years. With eight full-time community health centers, 28 school-based health centers and community programs, including three WIC programs, adult and family literacy programs, three child care centers and a family wellness center, the network is the primary medical provider for 91,000 people providing more than 550,000 patient visits per year. Visit LHC's new online newsroom at /News for the latest events and happenings.
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