Women: Make a Date Every 8
PinnacleHealth | 05.07.13
Make a Date Every 8 encourages women to focus on their health on the 8th day of each month.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 6, 2013) -- PinnacleHealth is launching "Make a Date Every 8," a program dedicated to encouraging women to focus on their health on the 8th day of each month. The program begins Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Via text messaging, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook, healthcare experts from PinnacleHealth will provide tips on various topics ranging from breast health and gynecological issues to managing stress and choosing the right healthcare professional.
The format is intended to be informative and fun in order to engage women in making time for themselves and their own health.
Lisa Torp, MD, PinnacleHealth Breast Surgeon, said, “We’re asking women, ‘When is the last time you spent some time that made you feel special? How long has it been since you’ve taken a break to feel good and maybe even learn something new?’ Not only are we asking, but we’re providing encouragement and resources for women to make the time for their health and wellness.”
Women can visit pinnaclehealth.org/8 and sign up for free text messages with health information and reminders. Women can also text the word "DATE" to 69866 to start receiving valuable health tips.
"We are launching this important initiative encouraging women to make a personal commitment to their health, as well as set an example for the ones they love," shares Sandra Costa, DO, family physician, PinnacleHealth Medical Group.
"Many times our own health and wellness takes a backseat to our families. Yet, if we are unwell physically or emotionally, we can’t be our best for our loved ones."
This program encourages women to make a personal commitment to their health.
Launch Contest – Win Prizes for Making a Date
Enter our Instagram Contest for a chance to win. Here's how to enter: First, make sure you have LIKED PinnacleHealth on Facebook. Then, take a picture with Instagram. Feel free to use the hashtag #MADE8. Each month will have a different photo contest. This month's picture is "Where's your 8?" Take a picture with an 8 in a creative way! Fill out the form on PinnacleHealth’s Facebook Page to be entered in to the contest. Each month, a random entry will win a great prize. May’s prize is a Hershey Spa Gift Card.
About PinnacleHealth System
PinnacleHealth is a pioneer not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing and improving the health and quality of life for the people of Central Pennsylvania since 1873. A proven leader in medical innovation, PinnacleHealth offers a wide range of services from primary care to the most complex surgeries and Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. The healthcare network includes four campuses (Community, West Shore, Harrisburg and Polyclinic) and medical services, including family practice, imaging, outpatient surgery and oncology, at multiple locations throughout the region. For a complete list of services, visit our website at www.pinnaclehealth.org.