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CMH Sponsors Lung Health Awareness Day

Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) Respiratory Therapy and Matthew Schrock, representative from KanQuit (a free program from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to help people stop smoking), are sponsoring Lung Health Awareness Day on October 23, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 pm in the CMH Dining Room.

This will be a fun and educational event to celebrate Respiratory Care Week and Lung Health Awareness Day. Admission is free. There will be games, prizes, and drawings for (4) Kansas City Royals baseball tickets, (4) Topeka Roadrunners hockey tickets, (2) Lincoln Stars hockey tickets, and an autograph from Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. Cookies and punch will be served.

Respiratory Care Week, an annual event held during the last full week of October, recognizes the respiratory care profession and promotes awareness of lung health issues and practices. The American Association for Respiratory Care has been the official sponsor for Respiratory Care Week since it was first established in 1982. This year, the event is celebrated October 20-26, 2013.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Skinner, CMH Cardiopulmonary Services Director, at (785) 562-4583.

 

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.