LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc., a market leader with decades of work in heart and wellness technology, was honored at the 10th Annual HealthCorps® Gala hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Ranndy Kellogg, newly appointed president and CEO of Omron Healthcare, accepted the Golden Heart Honors, which are bestowed on individuals and organizations for their remarkable efforts and leadership in promoting health and wellness among our children.
"Future generations, given the right information, education and technology, could be the first to live in a 'zero event' world – one with zero heart attacks and strokes," said Ranndy Kellogg, president and CEO of Omron Healthcare. "Omron's mission is to make that vision a reality, and it manifests in all we do – from continuous improvement in technology, to instilling in our children an understanding of heart health and the importance of self-care. Omron is proud to support the mission of HealthCorps and honored by the recognition of our efforts."
"Promoting and protecting the health of America's children requires the cooperation and collaboration of a whole community – non-profit organizations, the medical establishment and visionary businesses, like Omron Healthcare," said Dr. Mehmet Oz, co-founder of HealthCorps and host of last night's gala. "Our honorees embody the core values of our organization and we're grateful for their leadership and commitment."
Omron Healthcare has been developing heart monitors and studying patient behavior for 40 years, and is using that information to continually advance heart health technology. The company's emerging technology in the category (which is more convenient, mobile and user-friendly than ever before) is helping consumers collaborate with their physicians and take measureable real-time steps to avoid events and change their behavior.
The HealthCorps® Gala, which took place at Pier 60 in New York City, featured performances from Ben Vereen, Eturnity Band and Broadway's Stepp Stewart. The gala, themed "A Walk Through Our Rose Garden," raised funds for HealthCorps to continue its mission of educating youth about the dangers of childhood obesity and how to both overcome and prevent this deadly epidemic with physical fitness, nutrition and mental resilience education. Funding from the event will go directly to the continued expansion of HealthCorps' groundbreaking, in-school Health Education programming.
About Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Omron Healthcare, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of personal heart health and wellness products. Omron's market-leading products include home blood pressure monitors and electrotherapy devices. Since Omron invented its first blood pressure monitors more than 40 years ago, the company has been passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health at home through precise technology. Helping people improve their ability to live a healthier life is the heart and soul of Omron's purpose. For more information, visit OmronHealthcare.com.
HealthCorps® is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2003 by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award- winning host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa to combat the childhood obesity crisis. HealthCorps is building a nationwide movement to shape a new generation.HealthCorps Coordinators lead unique in-school and community programming designed to foster physical and mental fitness, particularly among high-need populations. The Coordinators serve as peer-mentors who deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, exercise and mental strength to students nationwide. For more than a decade, the HealthCorps program has inspired its participants to adopt a healthier lifestyle. And the HealthCorps schools have served as Living Labs through which we can explore the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis, as well as discover, communicate implement and advocate for national and regional solutions. For more information, visit www.healthcorps.org.
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