The Dr. Mary Marsick Pediatric Education Endowment Fund has awarded a continuing grant for the "Come Grow With Us" program at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
"Come Grow With Us" is for families who are interested in healthy nutrition and physical activity to achieve and maintain ideal weight for children and family members.
Activities include planting a vegetable garden and eating healthy snacks and local produce as well as exercise initiatives such as walking and jumping rope. This educational program has been taking place at the Renaissance Family Center of Windham.
The Renaissance Family Center of Windham offers health, exercise, after-school program, meals, thrift store, senior activities and more to enhance the quality of life for families of Windham and neighboring communities.
"Dr. Mary Marsick was known for her devoted care to the children of Portage County and was supportive of grass roots projects such as 'Come Grow With Us,'" said Mindy Gusz, RN, manager, Health Education Center, who is overseeing the program.
The Dr. Mary Marsick Pediatric Education Endowment Fund, administered by the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation, honors and memorializes Dr. Marsick who was a pediatrician with Robinson Memorial from 1980 through 2004. She was also a staff physician for Town Hall II and other well-child clinics in Portage County.