June/July 2004

St. Joseph’s Helps Park Rapids Community Walk to the Moon


The Healthy Park Rapids Area 2010 Coalition and St. Joseph’s Area Health Services recently encouraged residents of Park Rapids, Minn., to collectively walk the distance from Earth to the moon, or 238,857 miles. More than 1,200 of Park Rapids’ 3,700 residents participated in the eight-week walking program. St. Joseph’s provided pedometers to help participants record their steps. The participants celebrated their achievement at a community-wide event in April. For more information, contact Cynthia Lempola of St. Joseph’s at cindylempola@catholichealth.net.