Guthrie Promotes Physical Activity by Donating to Local Schools

As part of their commitment to improving the health of children and in support of the American Heart Association, Guthrie recently took part in the AHA Children’s Health Challenge, which provides physical education equipment “recess kits” to elementary schools.

For exceeding its fundraising goal for the 2018 Heart Walk, Guthrie was able to select five New York elementary schools in the region to receive the recess kits. The following schools received a large assortment of new basketballs, soccer balls, jump ropes, footballs, frisbees and more:

Beverly Martin Elementary School, Ithaca, NY
Maine Memorial Elementary School, Maine, NY
Broadway Elementary School, Elmira, NY
Lincoln St. Elementary School, Waverly, NY
Elm St. Elementary School, Waverly, NY

Guthrie President and CEO and Chairman of the 2018 Heart Walk, Dr. Joseph Scopelliti said, “Guthrie is honored to participate in an event that impacts such a pressing health concern in our communities. The vast generosity from Guthrie employees has allowed us to do our part to help encourage children to enjoy being active while improving their heart health.”

Representatives from Guthrie and the American Heart Association presented the recess kits to students and staff at each school in June. 

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

Beverly Martin Elementary School, Ithaca, NY

Maine Memorial Elementary School, Maine, NY

Broadway Elementary School, Elmira, NY

Lincoln St. Elementary School, Waverly, NY

Elm St. Elementary School, Waverly, NY