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Hike to Health - This weekend

I hope you have your hiking boots ready for this weekend's Hike to Health!  I pulled my fleece out of the back of closet this weekend, and I've got my outfit all picked out.  If you haven't signed up, there is still time.  Registration will remain open until Thursday, Oct. 21.  Call 1-866-790-WELL to register.  Once you register, your tickets for admission into Chimney Rock will be mailed to you.  The fee is $15 per hiker, children 10 and under are free.  We ordered extra T-shirts so if you were unable to sign up last week, there is a chance you can still get a T-shirt when you arrive for the hike.  We will have other giveaways and snacks available as well. We look forward to seeing everyone at Hike to Health on Saturday, Oct. 23.  The hike begins at 9 a.m.  Don't forget to bring your tickets for admission into Chimney Rock - this is your ticket into the hike as well.  If you do not register in advance, you will have to pay the regular price of admission into Chimney Rock.  Hike to Health T-shirts will be for sale at the event for those who did not pre-register. Get ready, it looks like a beautiful fall weekend we have coming up and this hike is going to be an event you won't want to miss.  Check out the weather forecast below for Chimney Rock on Saturday:  Call 1-866-790-WELL to register. -L

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Girls on the Run

Kym Schifino, PT, at the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center recently began volunteering her time as an assistant coach for the Hendersonville Girls on the Run running group.  Girls on the Run is offered to girls in third through fifth grade throughout Western N.C. Schifino is making her coaching debut working with girls from Hendersonville Elementary School, two times per week.  The running organization is a 12-week, 24-lesson program combining training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with self-esteem enhancing and uplifting team exercise activities.  The mission of Girls on the Run is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. “The mission of the program really resonated with me when I first heard about it; a passion for running and fitness (encouraged by my dad) kept me focused and out of trouble growing up,” said Schifino.  “Running continues to be an outlet for stress relief and a fun way to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  I’m excited to help young girls discover that for themselves.” For more information about Girls on the Run, visit www.gotrwnc.org or call (828) 713-4290. Click here to view and print a Girls on the Run flyer.

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A Patient Story :: A Place to Rehabilitate

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Make sure and vote

Downtown Hendersonville is hosting the the eighth annual public art display of Bear sculptures by local artists called "Bearfootin" in Hendersonville. Please make sure and vote for your Favorite Bear to win the People's Choice Award. Pardee's bear is called "The Many Paths to Wellness" done by the very talented artists, Constance Vlahoulis and Barbara Hipwell. Go here to vote. On October 23rd, the bears will gather at the Historic Courthouse at noon for a final viewing and public auction of the bears.  A percentage of every winning bid will to go to a local charity designated by the winning bidder. Here is the bear to vote for :)

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Appalachian Eats - Pardee Hospital's Healthy Cooking show

We filmed a pilot healthy cooking TV show for Pardee Hospital last night called “Appalachian Eats” up at Grand Highlands on Bearwallow Mountain. The premise is how to cook local foods, purchased locally in a healthy/health conscious way. We are using local food from farmers markets and the chefs are also local. Starr Teel from Hubba Hubba did the pilot episode which was hosted by Ariel Glassman. We will be presenting the show to Public Television and some other networks, the show is being filmed by The Obsidian Collective. Stay tuned for updates! Here are some stills from the filming.[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="4" orderby="title"]

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