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Mt. View Cardio Challenge begins Oct. 1

Mountain View Hospital and Jefferson County's Healthy Communities Program have partnered to host the Community Cardio Challenge Oct. 1 through Nov. 19 for individuals living or working in Jefferson County.
   During the Community Cardio Challenge, participants must log minutes of sustained cardio-respiratory activity for at least 35 out of 50 days during the challenge. Any individual over 18 years of age living or working in Jefferson County is eligible to participate. Teams of four to eight members are also eligible to compete.
   The Community Cardio Challenge Kick Off will be held at Mountain View Hospital on Sept. 30 from 4-6 p.m. Individuals can register and receive participant packets at the CCC Kick Off.
   Online registration is available at www.mvhd.org. Registration will end Sept.30. The entry fee is $5 and must be paid by Friday, Oct. 7.
   Activities like walking, running, biking, hiking, swimming, aerobics, dance and tennis all count towards the challenge. Special weekly activities for participants including zumba, water aerobics, bike rides, nutrition classes and a cardiology seminar will be held throughout the CCC.
   Winners of the individual and team competition will be announced at the 2011 MAC Turkey Trot 10K and Fun Run on November 26th.
   The Community Cardio Challenge is coordinated by Mountain View Hospital Foundation's Community Health Improvement Partnership, Jefferson County Public Health Department, and the Madras Aquatic Center.
   For questions or further information, contact Beth Ann Beamer at 541-460-4023 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   About Mountain View Hospital & CHIP
   Since 1967, Mountain View Hospital District, in Madras, Oregon, has been providing quality medical care to the citizens of Jefferson County. MVH operates a 25-bed acute care facility and is designated as a Critical Access Hospital. The Mountain View Hospital Community Health Improvement Partnership is committed to facilitating the improvement of the community's physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. For more information, visit www.mvhd.org.