Monday, October 18, 2010

Move Over Blackhawks - There's a New Champ in Town

10-year-old Daria Twarowski Attempts to Break Own Record

The children of Washington School in Schiller Park will cheer on their fellow schoolmate, fifth-grader Daria Twarowski, during the all-school ribbon-cutting ceremony on their new Project Fit America fitness equipment.

Daria outscored 400,000 students in 40 states for the national champ position. Chicago Bulls mascot, Benny the Bull, and 200 students, teachers and community members will participate in demonstrations for each unique piece of equipment in the music-filled ceremony.

Daria Twarowski, 10, is the established national monkey bar champion, having completed 37 roundtrips in less than 30 minutes. Daria will demonstrate her winning technique at the ceremony and challenge all media members.

Washington is the ninth recipient of a grant from Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital to receive the exercise and education program that teaches and promotes good health. Join us Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 2-3 p.m. for the official ribbon-cutting and exercise demonstration at Washington Elementary School, 4835 N. Michigan Ave., Schiller Park, Ill.

Project Fit America is winning the war on childhood obesity. PFA fitness tests show an average increase of 44.9% in upper body strength, 14.7% in abdominal strength and 11.2 % in cardiovascular endurance in participating students.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.