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Friday, May 18, 2018 - 2018 PowerUp Week was a blast!

PowerUp Week 2018

Thousands of people across the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin took part in fun activities for PowerUp Week in May – the fourth annual celebration. Families had a blast at a host of events hosted by a variety of PowerUp community partners.

PowerUp is a community-wide initiative to make it easy and fun for kids and families to eat better and move more. It's an invitation to us all to create healthy communities and live our best lives possible. PowerUp in the St. Croix Valley Area is powered by Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater Medical Group and Westfields Hospital & Clinic in partnership with our communities. And it's funded by donations from people like you!

During PowerUp Week 2018:

·        Around 2,000 people took part in events across the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin;

·        375 people attended 5th birthday parties for Chomp, the PowerUp superhero carrot, at 7 libraries in Amery, Somerset, Stillwater, Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake, Lakeland and Lake Elmo;

·        Hundreds of families enjoyed a PowerUp Play Day and color runs hosted by area schools;

·        More than 100 kids and parents walked and ran in the PowerUp Family 2K & 5K in Amery;

·        100-plus people took part in fruit and veggie scavenger hunts at 3 grocery stores in New Richmond, Somerset and Hudson;

·        More than 300 students from Lily Lake and Andersen Elementary schools in Stillwater took part in National Walk Bike to School Day and a bike safety rodeo;

·        Dozens of people took part in geocaching, fat tire biking and kids animal hike events at state and local parks in Wisconsin and Minnesota;

·        Almost 300 people registered for the BearPower Breakaway Bike Ride.

Interested in ways to PowerUp your family and community?