Lone Star College-Montgomery’s “Healthier U” Event Seeks Sponsors, Exhibitors

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s 14th annual community-wide wellness expo and job fair, Healthier U, is seeking sponsors and booth exhibitors for the three-day event, which takes place April 6-8, 2011. Proceeds generated from Healthier U go toward scholarships that benefit students in health-related and other academic programs at LSC-Montgomery.
 
“Sponsoring a booth is a great opportunity for a health-related business or organization to get excellent publicity while providing financial support to a significant number of students,” said Mary Hoff, division operations manager and Healthier U coordinator. “We are grateful for the support shown year after year by the community and look forward to partnering with them again for Healthier U 2011.”
 
The long-running event aims to promote healthier living in the community while generating much-needed funds for scholarships for students primarily in the nursing, radiologic technology, physical therapist assistant, fire science technology, and emergency technical programs. Event activities include educational and interactive booths, a heart-healthy cook-off, a multimedia sale, free preventive health screenings, a silent auction, and a golf tournament.
 
According to Hoff, the 2010 event raised close to $30,000, breaking the event’s fundraising record and allowing for the organization to fund a second $1,000 Healthier U Endowed Scholarship to be awarded annually in perpetuity. Additionally, close to $15,000 in scholarship funds was awarded to 28 students.
 
Booth sponsorships for Healthier U 2011 are still available. Sponsor levels include Bronze ($250); Silver ($500); Gold ($1,000); and Platinum ($1,500), with increasing benefits at each level.
 
Among the more than 30 businesses and organizations sponsoring Healthier U 2010 were top-level sponsors Houston Community Newspapers (The Courier and The Villager), Sadler Clinic, and Sam’s Club.
 
Gold and silver level sponsors included JobSparx; Jones Lang LaSalle; Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital; Northwoods Urology Associates; Pathfinder Pediatric Home Care, Inc; Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital; Signs by Tomorrow; Tympany; and USE Credit Union.

Bronze level sponsors were Architectural Floors/Lee's Carpet; BeachBody/P90X; Bethany Home Health; BlueCross BlueShield of Texas; Career Staff Unlimited; College Park Medicine, P.A.; Exer-Tech; Golf U at 242; Health Help; Homewatch Care Givers; Hospice Care of the Southwest; Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Letsos Company; Nikken; Pearson Education; Regent Care Center; Reliant Rehabilitation; Tri County Mental Health Mental Retardation Services; Vanguard Environments; Woodlands Endodontics; and YMCA, South Montgomery County.
 
The 2011 event line-up begins on Wednesday, April 6, with a heart-healthy cook-off and sweets bake-off, a gently used multimedia sale, and a silent auction. The multimedia sale and silent auction continue through Thursday, April 7.
 
On Thursday, April 7, the wellness expo and job fair take place. The wellness expo includes informal presentations, demonstrations, and exhibits.
 
At noon on Thursday, an awards ceremony will be held to recognize the Healthier U scholarship recipients for 2010, as well as the Platinum- and Gold-level sponsors.
 
The event concludes on Friday, April 8 with a golf tournament.
 
With the exception of the golf tournament, most activities take place on campus, in and around the Commons area (Building A), from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All events are open to the community.
 
For more information about sponsoring a booth at Healthier U 2011, contact Katie Halbert at 936.273.7012, www.LoneStar.edu/healthierU.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.