A New Role…

Volunteering is a way to give back to the community and/or an organizations that is meaningful and important to you. Making a volunteer commitment to an organization, no matter how large or small, is a gift that gives both ways. Not only do I have the opportunity to share my time and talents as an inspirational speaker with an organization like Community Health Charities Minnesota, but I have the opportunity to meet with other individuals who believe their work is valuable as well.

Give back – it really is like a magic penny, “hold it tight and you won’t have any; lend it, spend it and you’ll have so many they’ll role all over for floor!” (Lyrics from a children’s song)

Local executives and community leaders serve as ambassadors to raise awareness and support for persons touched by serious health issues.

Minneapolis, Minn. — Community Health Charities Minnesota (CHCM) is proud to announce the formation of the CHCM’s first Community Leadership Council (CLC). The Council is comprised of executive and community leaders who recognize the enormous impact and cost of chronic illness on Minnesotans. Studies report at least 44% of Minnesotans, approximately 2.3 million, are affected by one or more chronic illnesses. Approximately 70% of these illnesses are preventable.

The Minnesota CLC is the first Council of its kind created for an affiliate of Community Health Charities, a national organization. The Council met on National Employee Health and Fitness Day, May 19, 2010. The CLC will provide guidance, support and visibility to CHCM by serving as community ambassadors to increase awareness of the crucial health research, prevention education and support services of CHCM’s 33 leading member charities. They will reach out to employers who want to offer their employees on-site health education and the opportunity to engage in charitable activities in their community. Through CHCM, employees are able to easily support health initiatives through volunteerism and payroll deduction, and receive educational programs on the most serious health issues of our time.

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