BPUB Awarded BCIC Grant to Promote Wellness Event

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The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Brownsville Community Improvement Corp. (BCIC) to be used for the 2017 BPUB Connects to Wellness event.

The Promotion & Community Events Grant from BCIC is intended to provide financial support for events that promote Brownsville and further advance the mission of BCIC. The funds can be used for such things as marketing and advertising to raise awareness of the event throughout Brownsville.

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) and H-E-B host the BPUB Connects to Wellness event at Brownsville H-E-B Plus! No. 5 at 2155 Paredes Line Road. This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Other BPUB Connects to Wellness partners include the city of Brownsville and the University of Texas School of Public Health.

The rates of obesity and diabetes in our community are some of the highest in the country. BPUB Connects to Wellness is a collaborative event with Brownsville Biggest Loser Challenge (BBLC).

“This event has become an annual tradition at BPUB. Adding BCIC as a partner will allow us to reach more people and share with them the importance of making healthy life choices,” said BPUB General Manager & CEO John S. Bruciak.

BPUB Connects to Wellness participants learn about: getting active, being more knowledgeable about prescriptions and making healthier meals. Those who attend activities can enter a raffle to win prizes. BPUB has been doing this event since 2011.

“BCIC is very excited to be partnering with BPUB in their 2017 Connects to Wellness event. This event truly enhances the ongoing efforts in our city of promoting health and wellness, which in essence will improve our community’s quality of life,” said BCIC Executive Director Rebeca Castillo.

People interested in attending the event should watch for updates on the BPUB Facebook page or Twitter page.