Thursday, October 1, 2015

MOORE - We often hear about children doing heroic feats and saving lives. Moore Public Schools, Norman Regional Health Foundation and AT&T are excited to work together to help provide young students with life-saving information. Kids are Special People is a program that brings health and wellness education to elementary children in Moore Public Schools. Please join us for a celebration from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 6 at The Old School Business Center located at 201 N. Broadway in Moore. The Central Elementary School Choir will open with a performance. Refreshments will be provided by the Moore Public School Foundation.

According to Richie Splitt, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Norman Regional HealthPlex and Norman Regional Moore, “Providing health and wellness education at a young age is important because it has a positive influence on the student and family. It prepares both for a lifetime of healthy behaviors.”

The Norman Regional Auxiliary has been hosting Kids are Special People in Norman for more than 30 years and is excited to bring this program to 4th grade students at Moore Public Schools. Kids are Special People in Moore can be the start of a new tradition as we begin treating patients at the new Norman Regional Moore facility, Splitt said.

“We are always looking for educational opportunities for our students. Field trips allow students to have fun while they learn. Increasing the health and wellness knowledge of children along with instilling positive attitudes can promote long-term healthy habits. Kids are Special People is the type of program that will really benefit our 4th graders”, said Michelle McNear, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education for Moore Public School.

Together, Norman Regional Health System and AT&T are generously sponsoring Kids are Special People, which will be held in the fall of 2016 at the new Norman Regional Moore. Students will explore topics that include nutrition, tobacco cessation, emergency service and exercise. They will learn the signs people display when having a heart attack or a stroke as well as how to help them. Through Kids Are Special People, these children can make a difference and even save someone’s life.

"AT&T is committed to our local communities especially for programs directly impacting youth and education. We are so pleased to be a part of this wonderful program,” said Jan Moran, External Affairs Manager of AT&T Oklahoma.

If you have any questions, please contact the Norman Regional Foundation at 405-307-1077.