Published on December 31, 2021

Community Engagement: December 2021

BIO Girls Program in Detroit Lakes is a Success

BIO Girls, ‘Beautiful Inside and Out’, is a 12-week program for adolescent girls combining life-skills curriculum, small-group mentoring, community service & physical activity in a positive, inclusive environment.

39 girls in Detroit Lakes completed the BIO Girls program in 2021, ending the season with completing the Dick Beardsley 5k race. The girls also had lessons on healthy relationships, body image, using their voice, dealing with failure, and goal setting.

Essentia Health is a proud supporter of BIO Girls in their mission of improving self-esteem of girls through empowerment to self and service to others!

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Essentia Health Donates AED to Mountain Bike Team 

The Hayward Composite Mountain Bike Team has added an additional layer of safety to their program thanks to an automatic external defibrillator (AED) donation from Essentia Health.

An AED saved Cole's (pictured center) life as a baby. Today, he is an active and healthy 12-year-old and member of the mountain bike team.

Essentia is grateful for the opportunity to support the Hayward Composite Mountain Bike Team in their efforts of ensuring students and coaches are safe out on the trails!

group with bike outside

Duluth's Gobble Gallop 5K

Essentia Health- Virginia colleagues participated in Duluth's Gobble Gallop 5k on Thanksgiving Day!

Through Essentia's Team Volunteerism program, the team chose to donate their $250 contribution to the Best Christmas Ever, an organization serving families who have fallen upon tough times during the holiday season.people standing outside for a run


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