CUMMING, Ga. — Northside Hospital Forsyth is now a walkable campus, thanks in part to the donation from its volunteers.
The Northside Hospital Auxiliary donated $100,000 to complete a walkable 1.1-mile loop around the hospital campus.
“As our campus and our community has continued to grow, our volunteers wanted to keep Forsyth fit,” said Lynn Jackson, administrator for the Northside Hospital Forsyth.
The Northside Hospital Forsyth Auxiliary volunteers raised the money in a couple of years through jewelry, book and uniform sales.
“It’s something our patients, volunteers and staff are making good use of, especially now that the weather is cooler,” said Diane Tully, a Northside Hospital Forsyth Auxiliary volunteer.
Earlier this year, Forsyth County was again named the healthiest county in the state — for the fifth time in a row.
There are many options in the county to be physically active, including various parks and recreation centers, the YMCA and the Greenway.
“We have to work on our health and walking is a great way to take steps to improving your overall well-being,” Jackson said. “We’ve even heard there are walking clubs forming around this project, so it’s a great way to build friendships, too.”