The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Letters to the Editor

September 19, 2013

Brochure listed only participants

In an effort to clarify the facts regarding the “Let’s Walk Vermilion County” brochure, I would like to address comments printed in the Sept. 11 letter from Ruby Bushue of Rankin.

I’m sorry that Ms. Bushue was disappointed in what she believed to be exclusion by Vermilion Advantage and wanted to make sure the residents of all of the Vermilion County cities, towns and villages understand that efforts were made to include everyone who wanted to participate in the project.

This was a project to promote healthy lifestyles by regular exercise and to promote each community that chose to participate.

The funding for the Let’s Walk Vermilion County community project was provided in part by the We Choose Health grant awarded to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center by the Illinois Department of Public Health and implemented by a collaborative partnership with the Vermilion County Health Department, UIC College of Nursing and Vermilion Advantage as indicated on the back page of the brochure.

Local tax dollars were not used for this project.

The mission and vision for this project was to promote safe and healthy communities for families in Vermilion County. The Vermilion County Health Department was leading this collaborative piece of a much larger project through the We Choose Health grant.

Multiple attempts were made to contact and include city, town and village leaders in Vermilion County to collaborate on this project, including the brochure and a kickoff event in each participating community.

Community leaders were contacted by letters, email and/or phone calls and they decided whether they wanted to participate in the project.

The communities listed on the brochure are those that made a commitment to designate a local contact person for the project, identify and approve walking routes within the community, identify a location for placement of brochures and serve as a sponsor for a public access route.

The Fun History Facts that provides interesting facts about communities was a supplement to the booklet that outlines the walking routes of participating communities.

While the funding for this particular project has come to a close, we have every hope that the desire to create local opportunities for improved healthy habits continues!

Shirley Hicks, public health administrator, Vermilion County Health Department, and Kathryn Richard, director, HALO Project, Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation.

1
Text Only
Letters to the Editor
  • Running with a real purpose Running with a real purposeI have a story that I like to share.For many years I been struggling with a purpose for life. I know there is a reason why were here on earth. And I know there’s more than just existing. There is something I can do for some

    August 2, 2014

  • Parking woes at civic center Editor:I enjoy going to the David S. Palmer Civic Center and really enjoy the Dashers games and I’m looking forward to the Riverhawks basketball team.Last fall, the city removed the three handicapped parking spaces on the south side of the center. I

    August 1, 2014

  • Looking forward to bright futures Editor:For the past few weeks I read the great accomplishments of valedictorians from Paxton, Danville, Urbana and Champaign.As a retired science teacher and businessman, I am proud of their achievements and the parents and teachers who contributed t

    July 30, 2014

  • Workcamp organizers say thanks Wow! When we first considered bringing Group Workcamps to Danville, we did not hesitate because we know how Danville responds to events that are important to the community ... and boy, did you respond!The first day, we provided the campers with goodi

    July 29, 2014

  • Dump Durbin in 2014 Dump Durbin in 2014Editor:Dr. Natalie J. Goldring, of Georgetown University, on June 25, told lobbyists concerned with the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty issue the National Rifle Association (NRA) and others have spread lies about the effect of the treaty on

    July 27, 2014

  • Take a stand against violence Take a stand against violenceEditor:My son Kevin A. Jackson was killed three years ago on Valentine’s Day. He would have been 20 on July 22.I have to be part of the solution and no longer part of the problem. Danville, it’s time for us to take a stan

    July 27, 2014

  • Hearts & darts Here are some of the good things readers noticed around the area recently:• Missy Parson, Hope Garrett and Barbara Wright, event coordinators for for Relay for Life of Vermilion County, send hearts “to all who participated in the Relay for Life 2014

    July 26, 2014

  • No help for working poor Editor:Whatever happened to the old rule that so long as a person was paying on a bill, service of utilities couldn’t be cut off? For 18 years I have had a perfect payment record. I now have nothing, am paying every penny I do earn at three intermitt

    July 23, 2014

  • Hearts & darts Here are some of the good things readers noticed around the area recently:Suse Townsley, of Danville, sends hearts to the staff at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center. “I was taken to the hospital on June 22 through June 24 and stayed in the ne

    July 19, 2014

  • Submit Your Letter!

    March 26, 2010

E-edition
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
Must Read