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Second 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series Lecture to Explore Food Insecurity in Savannah

Second 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series Lecture to Explore Food Insecurity in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Food insecurity issues in Savannah will be the focus of the second presentations of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, June 25, at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St.

The presenter will be Desirae Suggs, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica who is studying to become a registered dietitian. She is a certified personal trainer who has an interest in nutrition and fitness following weight problems she faced earlier in her life.

Desirae Suggs, Enmarket Encourage Health Series

Among her topics will be a research study conducted with local food pantries, soup kitchens and Second Harvest in Chatham County to assess how food is distributed and whether it meets the needs of the people those groups serve.

Doors will open for the June 25 event at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required because a healthy lunch will be provided and seating is limited. To RSVP, visit www.healthysavannah.org.

This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, David’s Dry Cleaners, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WRHQ.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 to Park Place Outreach and Host Service Day

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 to Park Place Outreach and Host Serive Day

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented $1,000 to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Services as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series. The check presentation was followed by a service day at the Park Place Outreach house with volunteers from Enmarket.

Enmarket Encourage Health Series Park Place Outreach Volunteer Day and Check Presentation

Park Place Outreach is one of four area non-profit organizations that will receive a $1,000 grant as part of the 2019 series. Park Place Outreach- Youth Emergency Services supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people, ages 11-21, through residential and after-school programs.

Enmarket representatives volunteered at the House in the sun garden by planting fresh herbs and cleaning up the yard and sidewalks.

Enmarket Volunteers at Park Place Outreach for Encourage Health Program

This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series sponsored by Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WRHQ.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT 
Matt Clements
Vice President, Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

Encourage Health Grant Awarded to Chatham County 4-H

Encourage Health Grant Awarded to Chatham County 4-H

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 grant to the Chatham County 4-H Youth Development program as part of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series.

The organization helps kids and teenagers in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. 4-H’ers learn through hands-on agricultural and environmental experiences that emphasize awareness, leadership, communication skills, food, nutrition, health, energy, conservation and citizenship.

Check Presentation to Chatham County 4-H Club at Encourage Health

Melody McCarthy of Enmarket (far left) and Paula Kreissler of Healthy Savannah (far right) present the $1,000 grant to Martha Morris (second from the left), Tonia Rudrow (third from the left), Rachael Andrews (third from the right) and Celeste Sims (second from the right) of the Chatham County 4-H Club.

“These funds will help our student members grow and work together to experience and accomplish the extraordinary,” said Sergia Gabelmann, Chatham County 4-H agent. “They can choose from more than 63 projects covering everything from air science to wildlife, and this grant will go a long way in ensuring they will do great things in the year ahead. We are deeply appreciative.”

The presentation was made during the final lunchtime lecture in the 2018 Savannah series.

This marks the fifth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine.

Plans are underway for the series to continue in 2019 with four presentations to be scheduled from April through October.

For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/encourage-health-series/

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and is expanding its diesel business, filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong presence in full-service, 24-hour auto and truck stops. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT 
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

Healthy Savannah’s Faith and Health Coalition Hosts First Health Fest

Healthy Savannah’s Faith and Health Coalition Hosts First Health Fest

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Healthy Savannah Faith and Health Coalition, formed in 2014 to help faith-based organizations implement policies and programs to promote a holistic health culture, hosted its first citywide health festival.

Health Fest

Lillian Grant-Baptiste, Health Fest Committee Chair, and Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development at Healthy Savannah at the first annual Health Fest.

The event, called Health Fest, was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thankful Missionary Baptist Church.

Health Fest included health screenings, informational lectures, wellness and fitness demonstrations, children’s activities, entertainment and food samplings among other things.

“Our first Health Fest was a success,” said Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development at Healthy Savannah. “We hope that this event will only grow and continue annually to promote the importance of health and faith in Savannah.”

The faith and health coalition is a part of Healthy Savannah, a non-profit 501©3 public/private coalition of more than 150 businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, schools, neighborhood organizations and healthcare and government agencies that was formed in 2007.

Visit www.healthysavannah.org for more information.

ABOUT HEALTHY SAVANNAH
Healthy Savannah, a 501©3 public charity is a public/private coalition of over 150 businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, schools, neighborhood organizations, and healthcare and government agencies, It began as an initiative of City of Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson, formed in 2007. Healthy Savannah leads and supports a culture of health in the Savannah area by creating an environment that makes a healthy choice the easy choice; building a collaborative network that identifies and shares resources; collecting and disseminating information, promoting best practices and implementing innovative programs, and advocating for effective policies. Since its inception, this innovative, cross-sector collaboration has vastly benefited the community as evidenced by numerous multi-agency projects, grants and policy initiatives that have emerged from the initiative to create and sustain a Healthy Savannah. For more information, visit www.healthysavannah.org

Medical research expert Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, Ph.D., to Speak on Bone Health at Oct. 30 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Event

Medical research expert Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, Ph.D., to Speak on Bone Health at Oct. 30 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Event

(SAVANNAH, GA) McGill-trained academic Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, Ph.D., a medical research expert with expertise in developing therapies to improve patient health, will bring her message on bone health safeguards at the fourth and final presentation in the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series held on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

This free lunchtime presentation will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Demere Center for Living, located at 6000 Business Center Dr, Savannah, GA 31405.

“While it’s important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence, adults must protect their bone health too,” Dr. Djekic-Ivankovic observed. “This includes maintaining a calcium-rich diet and keeping physically active to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. But adults must also pay attention to vitamin D, which is necessary to absorb calcium.”

Renown for her groundbreaking research in vitamin D intake and the status of reproductive-aged women in her native Serbia and Canada, Dr. Djekic-Ivankovic will share her passion, as well as the latest research and new therapies, particularly those that utilize natural products.

“I am eager to share my findings in this setting, and to be part of a conversation that empowers employers and employees to be better educated about choices that improve their health,” said Dr. Djekic-Ivankovic. “My real interest is in healing with natural methods, such as nutrition, and helping people make the connection between human nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.”

With an extensive background in pharmacology, biochemistry and nutrition, including over 10-years of experience in the design and execution of molecular, preclinical and clinical research studies, Dr. Djekic-Ivankovic currently works at the RI McGill University Health Center in Montreal. She is a former assistant professor of medical education at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah.

This marks the fifth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine.

To register for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and is expanding its diesel business, filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong presence in full-service, 24-hour auto and truck stops. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 123 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT 
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket

Encourage Health Series Donates $1000 to Savannah Derby Devils

Encourage Health Series Donation $1000 to Savannah Derby Devils

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarketand Healthy Savannahpresented a $1,000 grant to the Savannah Derby Devilsas part of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series.

The Savannah Derby Devilsis a women’s flat-track roller derby league founded on the principle that the concept of being healthy extends beyond weight and size to emotional and mental health. Derby Devilsencourage all women to build their self-confidence and broaden their comfort zone through a culture of team-oriented athleticism and sisterhood.

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah present $1,000 grant to the Savannah Derby Devils

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah present $1,000 grant to the Savannah Derby Devils

The Derby Devilsalso support other community nonprofits through partnerships and volunteering. They will use the $1,000 grant to advance these efforts and to continue funding their skating facilities.

“We laugh together; we cry together. We help pick each other up and offer support,” says the Derby Devils’ head coach Patty Leon. “We are so honored to have been chosen for this grant and to have this opportunity to spread the word about our mission.”

This marks the fifth year for the EnmarketEncourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning Newsand Savannah Magazine.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

Fitness Expert Janet McCarthy to Speak at Aug. 28 Enmarket Encourage Health Education event

Fitness Expert Janet McCarthy to Speak at Aug. 28 Enmarket Encourage Health Education event

(SAVANNAH, GA) Certified fitness trainer Janet McCarthy, who believes fitness in the workplace can improve personal effectiveness and benefit an organization’s bottom line, will bring her message to a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

McCarthy’s presentation will be the third of four presentations held in the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series.

Janet McCarthy Encourage Health

Janet McCarthy

It comes as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates nearly 60 percent of employees do not get adequate exercise, and a 2014 article in Corporate Wellness magazine said unhealthy lifestyle choices cause up to 90 percent of healthcare spending cost American businesses more than one trillion dollars a year in lost productivity.

This, McCarthy said, is why workplace wellness programs are more important than ever.

“These programs educate employees on how to feel better on the job, both mentally and physically, but they also foster better work performance and can actually decrease turnover rates,” McCarthy said. “They are a win for employee and employer.”

She said workplace fitness programs also can create an atmosphere of camaraderie, making workers feel more valued and instilling a greater sense of goodwill toward the employer.

McCarthy is a personal trainer and instructor at Memorial Health, Savannah Golf Club, Hunter Army Airfield and the Landings Club. She earned a bachelor of science degree in communications with a health science focus from Georgia Southern Universityand is certified by Interactive Fitness Trainers of America in personal training, aqua aerobics and spin.

During the Encourage Healthevent, a $1,000 grant will be presented to theSavannah Derby Devilsfor encouraging female athleticism and adult exercise through skating. The women’s flat-track roller derby league promotes the sport of roller derby and works to empower women of all shapes, sizes and walks of life to develop their full potential whether as a skating athlete, staff support or event volunteer. The group organizes practices, coordinates fundraising events and develops training clinics.

This marks the fifth year for the EnmarketEncourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning Newsand Savannah Magazine.

Each of the presentations in the 2018 EnmarketEncourage Health Education Serieswill take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Demere Center for Living, located at 6000 Business Center Dr, Savannah, GA 31405.

To register for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com