Tower Challenge Helps Food Banks, Offers Prizes

POTTSTOWN PA – To promote the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables daily, Tower Heath – which operates Pottstown Hospital and Phoenixville Hospital – is running what it calls a “social media-based nutrition challenge” in which participants can win prizes and food banks in Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties can receive donations totaling up to $30,000.

The competition starts today (Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018), the Reading PA-based non-profit organization said.

The wellness campaign challenges those entered to eat five servings of fruits (like bananas, above) and vegetables per day for five days. Once they’ve met the goal, participants can create a short video bearing the hashtag #TowerGimmeFive that can be posted on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, encouraging friends and family members to join.

For every video posted that represents a successful completion of the challenge, Tower Health will donate $1 to selected food banks in all three counties. Prizes will also be awarded to randomly selected participants in the form of grocery store gift cards from GIANT Food Stores, Redner’s Market, Weis Markets, Aldi, Wegman’s, or Trader Joe’s. Each person is only eligible for one prize, but everyone is free to complete the challenge multiple times.

Benefits associated with eating more fruits and vegetables include better control or reduced risk of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

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