Irvine, Calif. -- (Sept. 18, 2013) – The
Los Angeles Angels are partnering with
St. Joseph Health and its Southern California hospitals in two unique campaigns –
"St. Joseph Health Heroes" and "Halo Moments" –
to recognize and promote the special moments and local heroes in Southern
California that make a difference in people's lives every day.
"Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing's certain:
We love the ones who pitch in for a better community," said Angels
catcher Chris Iannetta, who is supporting the awareness and recognition
campaign. "Baseball players are looked upon by many fans as heroes,
but the true heroes are the people who give selflessly of themselves to
make their communities better for all. So go to www.halomoments.com and
nominate your community hero today."
The St. Joseph Health Heroes campaign allows people to go to a special
website where anyone can nominate a local hero by uploading a story and
photo. The campaign encourages community members to share how people are
making a difference in a moment, a day, or a life and provides an opportunity
cheer on community members who are inspiring. Just for letting the community
know about that outstanding individual, participants will receive a free
gift from Angel Stadium and will be entered into a drawing to win an autographed baseball.
In addition to St. Joseph Health Heroes, the Angels and St. Joseph Health
are also offering a companion site called Halo Moments to share special
moments in our lives that make us all unique, different and special. The
site has received tremendous participation since its launch earlier this summer.
"Halo Moments happen every day but are far from ordinary in their
power to unite our community and inspire," Iannetta said. "Like
a game-winning home run, a Halo Moment is one worth remembering and can
make us all proud."
The St. Joseph Health Heroes and Halo Moments campaigns are part of a new
three-year partnership between the Angels and St. Joseph Health, the Official
Hospital Partner of Angels Baseball.
"The Angels are a perfect community partner for us and our hospitals,"
said Deborah Proctor, president and CEO, St. Joseph Health. "The
unique partnership is a wonderful fit for our organization because the
Angels, like us, are committed to youth, education and the health of the
underserved, as well as giving back to the community."
Proctor said an overarching goal of the campaign is to spread awareness
of the St. Joseph Health network and its hospitals in Southern California
and the high quality health services provided to the community by encouraging
fans and their friends and families to take small steps toward better
health – together.
"We are proud to have the Angels as a partner dedicated to promoting
the efforts of special people in the community through the St. Joseph
Health Heroes and Halo Moments campaigns, and with creating greater awareness
toward achieving better health for all of us," Proctor said. "At
St. Joseph Health, we believe life is precious. We want to honor people
in this community who are making the most of every moment and making a
difference here in Southern California."
About St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Health (SJH) is a not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery
system founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Today, SJH continues
its work in the tradition of the Sisters through our wide networks of
outstanding services. In each community it touches, SJH reaches out to
care for the poor and vulnerable. In Southern California, these hospitals
include St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, St. Joseph Hospital in Orange,
Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, St. Mary Medical Center
in Apple Valley, affiliate partner Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and
Irvine as well as St. Joseph Heritage Heathcare, which includes four medical
groups in Southern California.