Yerington, Nevada – Healthy Communities Coalition’s Yerington Stand Tall team hosted the first Stand Tall 5K Night Run/Walk. There was a great turnout of both adults and students, with all registration proceeds going toward Stand Tall’s annual scholarships.
Yerington Stand Tall leader Jessica Angle thanked the community for helping create opportunities for students to go on to higher education or career training, as well as for helping “to share in the Stand Tall and HCC vision of promoting healthy living in our schools and communities.”
WHAT IS STAND TALL?
Stand Tall teams in each high school in Lyon are part of Healthy Communities Coalition. Each sponsors annual community 5K Walk/Run events to promote fitness and to raise funds for their Stand Tall scholarships. During the school year, these young leaders learn skills such as public speaking, and work with their schools and communities to prevent alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drug use and to promote good nutrition, mental health and physical fitness. The teams also take on a number of projects every year to serve their communities, including coat, shoe and food drives. Stand Tall teams help raise funds for their teams by providing face painting and other services at community events.
For more information about Stand Tall, contact regional coordinator Anji Winebarer at HCC at 246-7550.
Stand Tall adult team leaders in each town include:
Yerington Stand Tall: Jessica Angle
Dayton Stand Tall: Jocelyn Lozano
Fernley Stand Tall: Lindsey Kreller
Silver Stage Stand Tall: Tammy Sutton
It’s all part of the Health Services Hub: Stand Tall teams’ energetic work to promote health among their school peers and in their communities is part of a regional Health Services Hub. The Stand Tall teams add important youth perspective and input to the Health Services Hub, a network that includes health promotion, prevention and cost-effective service delivery. Many groups and individuals, working together strategically, are expanding access to dental, medical, vision and behavioral health care and wellness education in rural Lyon and Storey Counties. For more details, follow this link to a filmed discussion from the 2014 Thrive Conference with some of the core team members developing the Health Services Hub: http://youtu.be/DpCbdyB9vMU