Deadline For Competition Extended to January 11th;
Open-to-the-Public Competition And Reception Set For Wednesday, January 18th
The entry period for the Women’s “40s, 50s, & Fabulous” Wellness Competition, presented by Boca Raton-based Promise Healthcare in support of the healthcare provider's corporate and community wellness initiatives, has been extended to January 11, 2012. The competition that will culminate with ten finalists vying at a runway competition followed by a celebratory reception at Carmen’s At The Top Of The Bridge Hotel on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 6 p.m. The open-to-the-public event and reception that will benefit The League for the Educational Advancement for Human Rights (www.leahforkids.org), is an official event of the upcoming The Battle of Florida festivities that lead up to the collegiate football all-star championship game to be coached by award-winning football legends Bobby Bowden (for the north team) and Howard Schnellenberger (for the south team) at the new Florida Atlantic University Stadium the following Saturday evening, January 21, 2012.
Held to increase awareness of the benefits of incorporating wellness into a woman’s daily activities and recognize women ages 40 and above in Promise’s home community who embrace and exemplify a healthy and fit life and style, the competition begins with online registration followed by one-on-one interviews that narrow down the field to the final 10 to hit the runway at the Bridge Hotel.
According to Women’s “40s, 50s and Fabulous” Wellness Competition Executive Director Carmel Pasquale, contestants or fitness trainers or anyone else who would like to nominate a fitness client or club member, colleague, wife, mom or grandmother must register by Wednesday, January 11th via www.fabulouswellnesscompetition.com; a $20 registration fee is required. Qualifying candidates will be interviewed and the ten finalists notified. Finalists will then hit the runway at the Wednesday, January 18th reception in both fitness and cocktail attire with dresses provided by LUCX Boutique, and will be asked to answer a wellness-related question to round out the Q&A portion of the competition. All finalists will receive prizes for their participation; the first place winner will become a Promise Healthcare ambassador of well-being locally and in its Promise hospital markets, and enjoy a three-night vacation getaway with airfare for two at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa on the island’s largest stretch of pristine Palm Beach.
“It is important to me and our company that we take a lead role in inspiring and motivating an on-going dedicated ‘wellness’ mindset and practice for our employees, patients and the communities our hospitals serve,” noted Peter Baronoff, Chairman and CEO of Promise Healthcare, a leading national long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital company providing critically ill patients with multi-organ and chronic conditions with the benefit of extended time to effectively hasten recovery and achieve personalized goals. “As a healthcare provider, employer of more than 4,000 staff at two hospital companies serving eight states, community leader, son and father, I am personally committed to making a difference in South Florida and beyond. If, through our Promise health and wellness initiatives, our team is able to ignite a legacy in wellness and well-being…we will be delivering exponentially.”
Through community awareness initiatives and programs like this that are actively embraced by major corporations such as Promise Healthcare, Pasquale notes “we can help women feel good about themselves by empowering them as they go through life changes, becoming healthier, wiser and more successful than ever before. As I have seen it proven many times over, ‘if you can change your mind, you can change your life’”.
Pasquale’s passion for fitness stems from her experience as a lifelong athlete who grew up participating in all levels of sports including basketball, lacrosse, track and field, etc. She utilized the dedication she had as an athlete to pursue a career in modeling and later as the owner of health clubs, spas and beauty salons. While raising her two now-grown boys, her focus was always on health and nutrition that motivated her to become formally trained and educated as a top chef focusing on diet and nutrition. Pasquale has now turned her passions into an overall fitness program for Promise Healthcare to help women develop their mind, body and spirit.
Event sponsors include Promise Healthcare (presenting sponsor); Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa; Lifetime Fitness; Boca Raton Bridge Hotel; Jody Jack & Co. Hair Salon; MedeFile International, Inc.; LUCX Boutique; Nussentials/JBK Naturals; Weiss, Handler, Angelos & Cornwell, P.A.; Gary Rack Restaurant Management Group; Sapoznik Insurance and Joseph Mirrione.
Tickets are $25 per person; reception featuring music by the Sounds of Vision with guest female vocalist Maria De Crescenzo of KC and Sunshine Band and will include hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft drinks. For more information, to register to participate, purchase tickets or become a sponsor for the Women’s “40s, 50s, & Fabulous” Wellness Competition presented by Promise Healthcare, visit www.fabulouswellnesscompetition.com or call Kim Wade at Promise Healthcare, Inc. at (561) 869-3100. For more information on Promise Healthcare, visit www.promisehealthcare.com.
From left: Carmel Pasquale, Women’s “40s 50s & Fabulous” Wellness Competition Executive Director; Howard Schnellenberger, The Battle of Florida South Team Coach; Peter Baronoff, Chairman and CEO of Promise Healthcare; and Bobby Bowden, The Battle of Florida North Team Coach.