2011 Healthy Lifestyle MVP Award Recipients

Inova Health System and Washington Mystics honor healthy role models

FALLS CHURCH, VA – In support of our on-going partnership to improve the health of the metropolitan community, Inova Health System and the Washington Mystics are honoring seven recipients of the 2011 Healthy Lifestyle MVP Award, recognizing community members and groups that have made a significant contribution to healthy lifestyles among young people:

  • 1. Nicole Greiner of Alexandria, Virginia for promoting healthy lifestyles in a volunteer capacity;
  • 2. Skye Donova of Arlington, Virginia for promoting healthy lifestyles in a volunteer capacity;
  • 3. Melissa Merson of Arlington, Virginia for promoting healthy lifestyles in a volunteer capacity;
  • 4. David Milne of Haymarket, Virginia for promoting health lifestyles in a volunteer capacity;
  • 5. Gladys Castellon of Arlington, Virginia for promoting healthy lifestyles among peers under the age of 18;
  • 6. Arlington Teen Network Board Substance Abuse Sub-Committee of Arlington, Virginia for a group promoting healthy lifestyles for community youth;
  • 7. Girls on the run of Northern Virginia of Fairfax, Virginia for a group promoting healthy lifestyles for community youth;

    Recipients will be honored August 12, 2011 at a special courtside Party Zone reception at the Verizon Center during the Washington Mystics basketball game vs. the New York Liberty. Individual winners will receive 4 complimentary tickets and the group winner will receive 10 complimentary tickets to attend a Party Zone celebration, which includes food and beverages during the game. Winners will also be recognized during a half-time presentation.

    “These individuals and groups were nominated by peers who recognized not only their care and concern for the health of others, but have chosen to engage within their sphere of influence to advocate for health and well-being,” commented Rod Williams, Vice President, Community Affairs, Inova Health System. “We appreciate their every effort as, together, we work to realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle among our community’s youth promising a productive, more satisfying personal and professional life.”

    “We are honored to join forces with Inova Health System in recognizing these MVP’s,” Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb stated. “Their work in promoting a healthy lifestyle is admirable and we are proud to salute their efforts.”

    For more information, please access www.inova.org/mystics.

    About the Washington Mystics

    The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’S Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.

    About Inova Health System

    Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.