DR. MEHMET OZ AND HAROLD HAMM TO VISIT ASTEC CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL MONDAY OCTOBER 29th TO ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Posted 10/25/2012 | By HealthCorps


MEDIA ALERT

 

For Immediate Release

Contacts:

Karen Johnson, HealthCorps                                 Maria Poulos, Dr. Mehmet Oz

Karen.Johnson@healthcorps.org                           MPoulos@zoco.com

703-362-7582                                                             310-351-4825

 

Kristin Miskovsky, Continental Resources

Kristin.miskovsky@clr.com

405-706-5642

 

DR. MEHMET OZ  AND HAROLD HAMM TO VISIT ASTEC CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL MONDAY OCTOBER 29th TO ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

 

Emmy Award-winning TV Host and Co-founder of HealthCorps Wellness Movement to Tour First Oklahoma High School Where Unique Program was Recently Incorporated

 

WHAT

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Harold Hamm will be joined by ASTEC Board Chairman Clay Moss, founder and principal Dr. Freda Deskin, and HealthCorps representatives for a special tour of the ASTEC Charter High School where the HealthCorps curriculum recently was introduced, through the support of Continental Resources. The tour will allow Dr. Oz the opportunity to meet with students and to hear first-hand how the HealthCorps program will impact their lives. Following the tour, Dr. Oz and Harold Hamm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources and Founder of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma, will address a rally of over 700 ASTEC students, faculty, parents and supporters.

 

While at ASTEC, HealthCorps will be focused on educating the students on health, physical activity and mental resilience, while achieving community outreach through local projects and initiatives.  As part of the organization’s mandate, the school program extends to the community through health festivals and liaisons with local health resources and non-profits that share HealthCorps’ mission. Ryan Fightmaster  will serve as organization’s “Coordinator” at ASTEC, leading classes on nutrition, fitness, cooking, and mental strength for students.

 

 

WHERE:         ASTEC Charter High School

2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 3

Oklahoma City, OK  73107

405-947-6272

 

WHEN:           Monday October 29th

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Press Check in 8:30 a.m.

 

WHO:             Dr. Mehmet Oz, Co-founder, HealthCorps

Harold Hamm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources and Founder, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma

                        Dr. Freda Deskin, Founder and Principal, ASTEC

                        Clay Moss, ASTEC Board Chairman

                        Ryan Fightmaster, HealthCorps Coordinator, ASTEC High School

                       

About ASTEC

The Advanced Science and Technology Education Charter Schools (ASTEC) is a not-for-profit organization that operates a middle school and a high school in Oklahoma City. The school was founded in 2000 and has the distinction of being Oklahoma’s first homegrown, start-up charter school. Today, the two schools have a combined student body of 800. ASTEC’s daily attendance rate is 96 percent and 92 percent of our students graduate, with a vast majority enrolling in college. ASTEC serves a large minority population and 93 percent of our students are from low-income households.

 

 

About HealthCorps®

HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org) a 501 (C) 3 co-founded by world-renowned cardiac surgeon and two-time Day Time  Emmy® Award-winning host of the two-time Day Time Emmy Award Winning “The Dr. Oz Show”, Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz, is building a movement to get to the underbelly of the childhood obesity by helping Americans discover what they are really hungry for and why.  HealthCorps “Coordinators” carry out unique in-school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer-mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness and mental strength, HealthCorps Coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers. HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory – exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions. HealthCorps is bringing many initiatives together to address the “Whole Child” and activate the students’ mind, body and spirit. As a result, HealthCorps is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time. The program network spans 66 schools in 14states and the District of Columbia.  Please follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthcorps and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthCorps.

 

About Continental Resources

Continental Resources is a Top 10 petroleum liquids producer in the United States and the largest leaseholder in the nation’s premier oil play, the Bakken Play of North Dakota and Montana. Based in Oklahoma City, the company also has a leading presence in the Anadarko Woodford Play of Oklahoma and the Red River Units Play of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Founded in 1967, Continental’s growth strategy has focused on crude oil since the 1980s. The company reported total revenues of $1.6 billion for 2011 and is on track to triple production and proved reserves from 2009 to 2014.

 

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