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Contributing to Community Wellness – “Make a Splash” Wellness Center Fundraising Campaign

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Contributing to Community Wellness – “Make a Splash” Wellness Center Fundraising Campaign

More than ten years ago, a shared vision for enriching the health and well-being of our community was realized with the opening of the Petersen Family Wellness Center and Lewis Family Aquatic Complex. Our goal always has been to provide local access to an experience that supports people’s physical, mental and social well-being – a place where people feel good. The dream of such an experience has now brought a decade of joy, whether it be to someone taking a walk around the indoor track, participating in a fitness class, playing on the courts, using one of the 60 pieces of equipment or enjoying the pool.

Since its doors opened on August 20th, 2010, the Wellness Center has welcomed visitors who have made more than one million visits to the Center. We continue to serve over 3,600 members, 28 of whom are local corporate-level members who believe in the importance of a healthy workforce and support their employees with subsidized memberships. We currently serve 613 members who are able to enjoy the Wellness Center thanks to their employer-provided benefit.

As we look ahead to the next decade and beyond, we ask ourselves what needs to be done to nurture the experience of those who walk through the Wellness Center. We are asking community members to participate in the “Make a Splash” fundraising campaign. The expense of maintaining the amenities exceeds what is received in membership dues, and community contributions are needed to help sustain operations. The Aquatic Center pool floor needs resurfacing due to everyday wear and tear. Much of the Wellness Center equipment is 10 years old; some machines have 45,000-plus miles of use.

On behalf of Myrtue Medical Center, the Shelby County Health Foundation, and everyone we serve, thank you for considering a contribution to the “Make a Splash” campaign. Contributions can be made directly to the Shelby County Health Foundation at 1213 Garfield Ave, Harlan, 51537 or online at