Published on April 18, 2014

Genesis Philanthropy Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Genesis Philanthropy is accepting scholarship applications until May 2 for its MetS Initiative, which includes the Naturally Slim® program and biometric screenings for metabolic syndrome (MetS).

The value of the scholarship is $500 and will be awarded to 75 area people based on clinical and financial risk.

Naturally Slim® is a Clinical Wellness Program (CWP) based in Dallas, Texas.  Since its founding in 1977, Naturally Slim®, Inc. has helped tens of thousands of people successfully fulfill their dream of lasting weight loss with the added benefit of reducing risk factors of MetS.

Hundreds of Genesis Health System employees have improved their MetS risk factors while helping stabilize health insurance costs through their use of the Naturally Slim® program. Genesis Health System and its employees have saved more than $50 million since first implementing the program in 2009.

Anyone interested in participating in the pilot program can register at the Genesis Philanthropy website.  The deadline for applications is Friday, May 2.  Biometric screenings will be held on May12 and May 19.  The Naturally Slim® program will kick-off on Thursday, May 29 and conclude in late July.

Genesis Philanthropy leverages the power of philanthropy throughout our region to take the next step in the health care revolution, moving from caring for sick people to improving the health and wellness of the community. Philanthropists, foundations and corporations are catalysts in this quest via their investment in Genesis Philanthropy, a new fundraising and grants-making arm devoted entirely to population health initiatives.

To learn more about the regional impact of a charitable investment in Genesis Philanthropy, contact Missy Gowey, Executive Director, (563) 421-6872.
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