Health gala an­nounced for Septem­ber

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Ok­la­homa Car­ing Van Foun­da­tion and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ok­la­homa an­nounced last week that Septem­ber has been the month cho­sen to cel­e­brate the cham­pi­ons of health gala.

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The Cham­pi­ons of Health awards have for 14 years dis­tin­guished those peo­ple who are try­ing hard to make a dif­fer­ence in the Tulsa Area. From those ru­ral doc­tors who work count­less hours to help their iso­lated com­mu­ni­ties to those NGO’s who im­ple­ment new sys­tems to help fam­i­lies de­velop health­ier eat­ing habits, cham­pi­ons of health cel­e­brates all the ef­forts to im­prove the health of Ok­la­homans.

Dur­ing the health state board meet­ing in 2004 we all found out the worst, that Ok­la­homa had been the only state to wit­ness a de­crease In health stan­dards; its res­i­dents seemed to be less healthy than in years be­fore in com­par­i­son to other states.

The Cham­pi­ons of Health awards were im­ple­mented to en­cour­age all Ok­la­homans to be­come health­ier. The pro­gram cel­e­brates those in­di­vid­u­als who are try­ing to cre­ate ini­tia­tives to help all com­mu­ni­ties within our state to im­prove their health.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion is now try­ing to form as­so­ci­a­tions to help solve the health is­sues af­fect­ing the pop­u­la­tion of our state.

Even though we still don’t have a list of the 2017 nom­i­nees, the gala night will take place on Septem­ber the 28th and tick­ets are al­ready on sale. For more in­for­ma­tion on tick­ets visit the in­ter­net site of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ok­la­homa. La Se­m­ana

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