Hospital creates health awareness

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Community members at the Busamed community fitness day.
Bloemfontein-based hospital, Busamed, invited the community over the past weekend to join them for a cheerful day, while building a healthy lifestyle at the same time.
Some well-known fitness trainers were invited and took time off to exercise and train community members who showed up for the event. Everything was done in a very relaxing, fun and enjoyable space. One of the organisers of the event who is also a credit controller at Busamed private hospital, Matshediso Moeketsi, told Bloemfontein Courant the main purpose of the event was to build a relationship between the health facility, businesses and the community at large.
“We wanted people to recognise the hospital and know that we are there for them. Their wellbeing is very important to us. We wanted to introduce ourselves to the community, especially since Busamed is situated far from the community of Mangaung,”
 Moeketsi said. She added they had to organise transport for community members who attended the event as the hospital is situated next to the Bloemfontein Airport. which is miles away from where community members reside. Moeketsi said a total of 25 business showed up in support of the event, which they also sponsored. Some of the activities that took place that day were aerobics, a 5-km fun walk, a fun run and the aerobics part, which was done in the space of three hours.
Other activities included getting in touch with different companies and obtaining more information on how they operate, including free checkups from the healthcare workers who were stationed outside the premises of the hospital and people who were there to sell food. Moeketsi said the Free State Running Kids Club was also part of the run and the aerobics were presented together with different aerobics clubs, among others Afro Groovies.
“To create competitive and jovial space, Busamed organisers also had trophies at their disposal to hand out to those who finished first in the fun walk and fun run, including those who outdid themselves in the aerobic exercises.
The event closed off with Kgotso Moepeng receiving first prize in the fun run male category, followed by Medupe Sesedinyane and Moepeng Thabang, who worked away with the second and third prizes respectively. In the female category of the fun run, Sonja Swanepoel walked away with the first prize, while Luhze Rautenbach and Grace Mohale also received prizes for coming second and third.
Charles Senatla and Edward Kantho received accolades for their performance in the fun walk.
Kekeletso Mosebetsi