The American Cancer Society has scheduled the Great American Smokeout (GASO) for November 17, 2011, to encourage smokers to quit for a day in the hope they may quit for good.
Chris Bare, Grundy County Public Health, stated, "In celebration of Grundy Center being awarded the title of Healthy Iowa Community and working hard to be considered a Blue Zone community, it would be wonderful to see everyone in Grundy county participate in the Great American Smokeout."
In 2011 Grundy Center received the Healthy Iowa Community Award. The Healthy Iowa Awards are presented by the Academy for a Healthy Iowa - a collaboration between the Iowa Department of Public Health, Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Nutrition and Wellness Council of Iowa.
For more information, call Grundy County Public Health at 319-824-6312. The toll-free telephone number for the American Cancer Society is 1-800-ACS-2345. Information also is available on the American Cancer Society's Web site at www.cancer.org. Information regarding Blue Zones communities is available at www.bluezones.com.