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DCMS Foundation continues to impact community

Sunday, September 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The DCMS Foundation and its weight loss initiative – 904 Mission One Million, continue to positively impact our community. Co-Chaired by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Foundation President, Dr. Sunil Joshi, the ‘mission’ is simply for 904 area code residents to lose one million pounds over the next several years in order to realize healthier citizens and improve Duval County’s overall health ranking. Now ranked 55th out of 67 Florida counties, the Foundation along with our City is determined to positively impact Noertheast Florida by providing options for healthier lifestyles and habits through community partners such as First Coast YMCA, Bailey’s, OrangeTheory, and other neighborhood gyms, along with participation in free community healthy events. Further, our outreach into the community is effective through area businesses and internal employee wellness programs by offering weight loss challenges contributing to the overall weight loss goal of the 904 area. Recently a department of Baptist Health employees lost 800 pounds! To date, our city has lost 80,000 pounds with almost 5,000 registered users participating via our website and recording personal weight loss. 

In addition, we work with other key community partners such as WJXT Channel 4, to provide a bi-monthly ‘Weigh-in-Wednesday’ segment of local residents and their weight loss success stories, which serve to connect and inspire. On September 20, Channel 4 aired an interview with local Mom, Stacy Jordan, whose ‘mission’ is to lose weight for herself and her family. We are happy to share her story and are cheering her on to success! You can watch the segment by clicking here.

As a DCMS member, please encourage your colleagues and patients to join the city-wide mission for better health and log on today to help support the ‘mission’ of losing one million pounds! We greatly appreciate the efforts of our physician members and their continued support of our Foundation and iis efforts within our amazing community!