Dignity Health/St. Mary Medical Center and Two Local Schools Participate in The Great Kindness Challenge

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Students at Jane Addams Elementary School and David Starr Jordan High School, in conjunction with St. Mary Medical Center, will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge starting Monday and running through Friday.

Dignity Health is partnering with Kids for Peace to sponsor this year’s Great Kindness Challenge, a global program that aims to inspire students to make a lifelong commitment to service and kindness.

The program is an anti-bullying initiative dedicated to creating a culture of kindness in elementary, middle and high schools worldwide.

Students nationwide will be provided with a checklist of 50 kind deeds to perform and create positive change.

To learn more, and get your child’s school involved, visit greatkindnesschallenge.org/School/event.html.

Dignity Health has customized a kindness challenge for employees, physicians and volunteers as a way to strengthen the human connection and encourage more acts of kindness within the Dignity Health family.

About St. Mary Medical Center
Founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1923, St. Mary Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health, offers a full continuum of primary and secondary acute care services to the Greater Long Beach community. With more than 600 physicians, more than 1,350 employees and 389 private rooms, St. Mary is committed to providing a unique balance of leading edge technology, while ensuring dignity and compassionate care of body, mind and spirit to the community it serves. Currently, St. Mary Medical Center enjoys a reputation for quality, including Healthgrades awards: three consecutive years of Maternity Excellence Awards (2011-2013); two consecutive years of Patient Safety Excellence Awards (2012-2013); Stroke Care Excellence Award (2011, 2012, 2014); a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, a CIGNA Bariatric Center of Excellence designation, and a Blue DistinctionÒ Center for Cardiac Care designation. For more information, please visit us at www.stmarymedicalcenter.org.

About Kids for Peace
Kids for Peace is a global nonprofit dedicated to uplifting our world through love and action. Their mission is to cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service and environmental projects. Once a small neighborhood group of children, Kids for Peace has grown to over 150 chapters worldwide. All Kids for Peace activities are based on the Peace Pledge, wise words written by the children to inspire peace for all.

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