2014 Heart Walk

About 2,000 people showed up for the annual 2014 Big Bend Heart Walk at Tom Brown Park on October 11th, hosted by the American Heart Association. Capital Health Plan was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 3-mile Heart Walk, where funds are raised to fight heart disease and stroke. Our Capital Health Plan Walk Team had several members walk in their bright blue shirts and pose at the Victory Wall for a photo. Many participants decided to run the three mile route and stopped by our booth to rehydrate at our famous CHP Fruit Stand.

You, too, can combat heart disease and stroke by safely increasing your physical activity. Whatever your level of fitness, your health may benefit from increased physical activity. Talk to your doctor before becoming more active, especially if you haven't been very active or have health problems.

National Go Red Day!

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Join Capital Health Plan in National Wear Red Day on February 7, 2014! Dress up in red to bring awareness to heart health and live well.

In 2003, the American Heart Association faced a challenge; Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man's disease.” To dispel these myths of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women, the American Heart Association, along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of this critical issue. Each year, on the first Friday in February, millions of women and men come together to wear red, take action and commit to fighting this deadly disease.

For more information, click here.

Light the Night Walk

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Capital Health Plan was the presenting sponsor at the Light the Night Walk this Thursday, November 21st, benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The famous fruit stand made an appearance to bring awareness to healthy lifestyle choices and overall health promotion. Additionally, the CHP walk team came out to support the cause!

Each year, in our community there are teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations that come together to raise awareness and bring hope to people battling blood cancers. The Light The Night Walk event is an evening filled with inspiration! During this leisurely walk, walkers carry illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer - thousands of walkers - men, women and children - form a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world of cancer. For more information on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, click here.

Forget Me Not Walk

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Capital Health Plan's Walk Team joined in the festivities on Sunday, November 3rd, at this family friendly, fun event benefitting the Alzheimer’s Project, Inc., your hometown Alzheimer’s support and service provider. Team CHP had 77 walkers at the annual Forget Me Not Walk!

The event raises awareness about the Alzheimer's Project, Inc. and its FREE Caregiver Services: Support Group Meetings; Day Respite Programs; Counseling; Educational Opportunities; and the families that the Project supports. During the event  Lew Wilson was the special guest emcee and there was fall fun had by everyone. For more information on the Alzheimer's Project, click here.

2013 Breast Cancer Walk

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Capital Health Plan came out in record numbers to support the community and the cause in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer! As the presenting pink sponsor, Capital Health Plan was present with our fruit stand booth distributing healthy snacks for over 3,000 participants. The Capital Health Plan walking team had over 500 members! Thank you to all who came out on Sunday to support such a wonderful cause.

When was the last time you were screened for breast cancer? Talk to your physician about breast cancer and make your annual appointment to get screened today!

Sickle Cell 5k Fun Run/Walk

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Team CHP came out for the 32nd Annuual Run/Walk for sickle anemia! The Walk featured the “Tim Simpkins One Mile Fun Run for All” which is the official event during sickle cell month (September) sponsored by the Sickle Cell Foundation Inc. with special assistance of Gulf Winds Track Club. The race started and finishished at the Jake Gaither Recreation Center and Golf Course located on Tanner Drive. Capital Health Plan friends and family friendly came out for the event.

For more information, visit http://sicklecellfoundation.org/5k-runwalk/.

March of Dimes 2013

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Capital Health Plan, a proud sponsor, was in full force at the 2013 March of Dimes Walk! The CHP Walk Team, with over 100 members, came to support the premature babies in our area. Additionally, the Capital Health Plan Marketing and Sales Team handed out fresh fruit to participants before, during, and after the walk.

At the March of Dimes Walk, participants raise funds and walk to give hope to the premature babies in our area. Additionally, all funds raised support local programs that help expectant mothers to have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it also assists with research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten newborns.

Springtime 10K/5K

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As the presenting sponsor for the Springtime 10K, 5K and 1 Mile, Capital Health Plan was present at the finish of the race with our sales table and fruit stand. There were over 2,000 participants for this year’s events and the fruit didn't last long! Congratulations to those who took on the 10K challenge. Click here to see who won!

National Dress in Blue Day

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Join the Colon Screening Program of Capital Health Plan on March 1, 2013, for National Dress in Blue Day to promote colon cancer awareness to kick off the National Colorectal Cancer month! March is National Colorectal Cancer month and a blue ribbon is displayed to show colon cancer awareness.

If you are 50 or older, or are African American 45 or older, join the 34,000 Capital Health Plan members that do colon screening to keep their colon healthy and reduce the risk of colon cancer. To participate, Capital Health Plan members can call the Colon Screening Program directly at 850-523-7350.

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National Wear Red Day

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Capital Health Plan employees participated in National Wear Red Day on February 1, 2013.

In 2003, the American Heart Association faced a challenge; Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man's disease.” To dispel these myths of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women, the American Heart Association, along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of this critical issue. Each year, on the first Friday in February, millions of women and men come together to wear red, take action and commit to fighting this deadly disease.

For more information, click here.