Last Thursday, the employees of GiftCards.com got a jump start on good health at the Health and Wellness Kick-Off Event presented by the Employee Health & Wellness Committee.
Employees who attended the all-day event, held from 8am-5pm at the company headquarters, were entered to enter to win prizes including free massages, free smoothies, nutrition books, gym memberships, and more. Brochures from the Centers for Disease Control, Arthritis Foundation, World Cancer Foundation, National Foundation for Celiac Disease Awareness, and others were on hand to provide information about various health issues and how to prevent them. Healthy snacks were made available to enjoy as we learned about how to take better care of ourselves and our bodies.
A member of the Health & Wellness Committee staffed the event between the hours of 10am-3pm to interact with attendees, explain the Committee and its goals, and get ideas about which kinds of more involved health and wellness activities and events people may enjoy moving forward.
In an interesting approach, employees were also able to check out local primary care doctors and specialists, and refer their own doctors to their colleagues if they so wished. In the spirit of encouraging regular check-ups, anyone who visits their doctor in the month of September will be entered to win an additional raffle prize.
The formation of the Committee, as well as Thursday’s kick-off event, have been the encouraging start of what should be a wonderful health initiative at GiftCards.com.
Healthy employees: yet another way we make ‘em smile.