Departments of the Army and Air Force Safety & Occupational Health Office Dear Dr. Blahnik,
I would like to thank you for a wonderful series of “My Body at Work” presentations for the Department of Military Affairs. Your expertise, dynamic style of presentation and delivery of information was motivating for our employees and Soldiers of the National Guard to use and incorporate within their daily health and fitness regimes.
One of the objectives of our Health and Wellness Process Action Team, of the Department of Military Affairs, is to enhance the well-being of Soldiers, civilian employees, family members and retirees and encourage lifestyles that improve and protect physical, behavioral and spiritual health, and your program enabled us to promote those objectives.
You and your staff received much praise from your performance and employees are hoping your return in the future. Again, thank you for your service to our agency.Sincerely, Angela K Joseph-Gaffke, RN, COHN-S Captain, Wisconsin Army National Guard Occupational Health Nurse
In answering the Governor’s initiatives on a healthy worksite, we started a Department of Administration (DOA) worksite challenge to get employees engaged in health and wellness. This coupled with the huge response to our Wellness Expo was the motivating factor to start a DOA health and wellness program.
We invited Dr. Emmett Blahnik to our quarterly Employee Assistance Program to present his workshops. Dr. Blahnik provided information that generated more interest in good health. We invited Dr. Blahnik back to present two (2) workshops under the title of Men’s Health Workshop. Both of these educational workshops were well received by the participants. Dr. Blahnik also participated in our annual Wellness Expo that is visited by at least 200 people.
We are truly thankful for Dr. Blahnik’s interest in providing education to our employees on health and fitness that is so hard to come by, particularly from physicians, regardless of their medical background. As long as Dr. Blahnik continues his health and wellness outreach to those that want to learn, we will continue to be a willing participant in inviting him to present workshops.
Thank you again Dr. Blahnik for your time, work, and dedication you have to education people to live a longer and healthy life.Sincerely, Tracey Caradine Training Director: WI State Department of Administration Sylvia Cantu Smith Training Officer State Dept of Admin
Our store’s had the privilege of having Dr. Emmett Blahnik, conduct free weekly one hour wellness sessions for our associates. In our location, we utilized the lunch hour and Dr. Emmett spoke in our lounge for all associates who wished to attend.
The sessions were very popular, with associates learning vast amounts of information regarding their health. How the body works, taking care of it in every way, how to avoid illness and stress management were some of the classes. In the latter class, all department managers and members of management were particularly encouraged to attend.
Associates walked away from the sessions better able to cope with time management, and to live healthier life styles, both of which promote less lost time from work.
The Doctors are upbeat, motivated speakers, with genuine concerns for the health of others. In our location, Dr. Blahnik conducted these sessions free of charge and has returned to conduct health screenings free for our customers which through donations raised considerable funds for Wal*Mart’s charities.
I highly recommend this program for you and your associates.Sincerely, MaryEllen Broge, Personnel Manager Ed Kligora, Store Manager
“Thank you for offering your community wellness services to our customers and associates. The workshop series and wellness screening were highly successful. Time and time again, you have faithfully reached out to our associates and our customers in order to increase awareness of health. We look forward to working with you in the future.”
Wal-Mart Store Manager
On behalf of the teachers of HPCS I would like to thank you for hosting the Lunch n’ Learn on Thursday, November 15, 2007. I appreciate your willingness to share your expertise with our staff. We all want to be healthy and happy as we work with the children God has placed in our care.
Thanks too for the lovely lunch that you provided. The staff and I are grateful for your thoughtfulness and look forward to our next session with you.
“God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that always having all sufficiency in all things, you may abound in every good work.” II Cor. 9:8Sincerely, Ramona Small Principal High Point Christian School
When I met with Director Daniel Nardeli at the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, I had asked him what his commitment was to Health Prevention and Wellness for Kids in Dane County and he said, “It’s a Top Priority”. Consider that Juvenile Diabetes is at an all time high, more kids needing Asthma inhalers then ever before in history and Childhood obesity on the rise ranking America the most unhealthy kids than any other Industrialized country. The number one cause of death for kids aged 5-9 is cancer and according to new studies this is the first generation in history that is not expected to live as long as previous generations. Getting good grades is great, but having a happy, healthy child should be, “The Top Priority” implementing wellness workshops that we offer and others interested in teaching not only the kids, but parents and the community is critical to impacting the health and wellness of our future generations. Dr. Emmett Blahnik
“Thank you for extending your community outreach program to our employees. The health seminar that you hosted in our Target store break room was a tremendous success. Once again, we appreciate that you volunteered your time to educate and increase awareness of health in the community. We would love to have you here any time.”
Target Store Team Leader
Dear Dr. Emmett Blahnik,
You were selected as a Top Chiropractor in Madison, WI by the International Association of Chiropractors (IAC). Your 2011 status will be spotlighted in the renowned publication, The Leading Physicians of the World. The IAC has been designed to spotlight physicians that have demonstrated success and leadership in their profession. Your biography will appear in The Leading Physicians of the World recognizing Doctors of Excellence.
“Thank you for offering your community wellness services. The workshop series and wellness screening were a tremendous success. Once again, thank you for volunteering your time on behalf of Wal-Mart. You truly did increase awareness of health in the community an for our associates. We look forward to working with you again.”
Wal-Mart Store Manger
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for chairing our health related Lunch-n-Learn over the past few weeks. The information you have passed on to all FARO employees has been both informative and helpful, and made them aware of changes they could do to affect how they feel today. Additionally, your approach to nutrition, exercise, etc is refreshing, fun and in my opinion, “out-of-the-box”. You are very well received by all the employees and they thoroughly enjoy your presentations. Again thank you for sharing your time and knowledge to all FARO employees, and we look forward to many more enjoyable sessions.”
FARO Technologies, Inc
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a YMCA Key Leaders Award. Every YMCA in the state puts forward 2-3 nominees. I would like you to represent our West Branch for all the support you gave us.Thank you. Heidi D. YMCA West Director
When Michael Johnson, CEO of the Dane County Boys and Girls Club asked me to speak at the Hope For Kids Celebration Event this last year, it was a humbling experience and was a great reminder to me of my roots growing up part of the club. I never would have imagined that my part was to help raise I think about $14,000+ dollars that night, donated directly to the kids programs and development with an emphasis on new initiatives we helped create in the area of Wellness.
“The wellness screening that you hosted in our Big Lots store was a tremendous success. Thank you for volunteering your time to educate us about health in the community. We would love to have you here again”
BigLots! Store Manger
“The main topic of conversation on campus the next day was the speaker that night! You made quite an impression! This was the third time that you have donated your time to come and share your experiences with our students. We hope that all of you have one thing in common-that you will return again next year! On behalf of the students, faculty, parents, and School Advisory Council, we extend our sincerest thanks.”
-Andre Welch: High School Advisory Council
“At The Home Depot, we believe that maintaining a safe working and shopping environment is every associate’s responsibility. We have a comprehensive safety program that incorporates detailed safety standards, customer communication, associate training and accountability. In an unwavering commitment to safety, we strive to maintain an injury-free store environment. As we continue to improve and advance our safety program, we will stay focused on our goal to “drive to zero.”
-Home Depot Corporate
The volunteers and staff of the American Cancer Society would like to thank you for your generous donations, which will help us to achieve our ultimate goal of eliminating cancer.
With your contribution, you are supporting the American Cancer Society’s research studies, scholarships, I Can Cope program facilitators, the online Cancer Survivors Network, and other education, advocacy, and patient service programs. Because of you and others like you, more lives are being saved.Thank you, Jari Johnston-Allen Chief Executive Officer American Cancer Society, Midwest Division
Dear Dr. Blahnik, Thank you for your gifts to the International Response Fund of the American Red Cross, which will provide vital assistance to the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami devastation. Your contribution will assist the ravaged areas in gaining stability through he provision of immediate relief assistance and long-term development assistance for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by this tragic event.
Our organization is committed to the humanitarian effort to provide disaster relief around the world as well as here at home in the United States. The process of recovery will be a very slow one for the tsunami victims, but you have helped to provide the immediate assistance that will make their long-term recovery possible.
Thank you for assisting us in making our promise of support of reality for those affected by the tsunami crisis.Sincerely, Melanie Ewald, Donor Relations Manager