On Sunday, June 8, 2014, a few of Yazoo Mills’ employees along with their spouses and children participated in Gold’s Gym Hanover’s 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run.  The 5K was held to benefit the American Red Cross and participants raised over $2,000.00 to support the cause.  The race started at 8am and the weather couldn’t have been any better.  The 112 runners and walkers set out on a 3.1 mile trek that included shady lanes, sunny roads, and a few hills.  Wes Eckert, son of Yazoo Mills’ President, placed 3rd in the 18 & under category with a finish time of 24:19!

Yazoo Mills was very supportive with this event.  In fact, any employee that registered and completed the race, was reimbursed their registration fee.

Yazoo’s Wellness Program is off to a great start in 2013. The committee has added some new events and quarterly bonus prizes to this year’s program.  The goal is to get people to realize that changes in their lifestyle, no matter how small, can make a significant difference. The committee partnered with Highmark Blue Shield, Alpha Benefits, and Hanover Hospital for support and information.  Points are earned for participation in various programs, events, and preventive health exams.  As an incentive, prizes will be awarded based on the number of points earned over a one-year period.