Events and Activities

    Improving Health Beyond Hospital Walls

    One of the greatest challenges facing a healthcare organization is not only to take care of the patients and families who receive direct services, but to make a positive impact in the health of the surrounding community. But that is the mission of Covenant Health: reaching beyond hospital walls to improve the quality of life through better health. In all the communities Covenant Health serves, local initiatives and partnerships create opportunities to interact with people of all ages and encourage healthier lifestyles.

    Biggest Winner Weight Loss Challenge
    Missy Kane leads the Biggest Winner Weight Loss Challenge team, including WIVK the Frog, on a training walk.

    • In Knoxville more than 7,000 people participated in the 2013 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, which attracted local runners and hand cyclists, as well as competitors from throughout the U.S. and other countries.
    • The Covenant Health Biggest Winner Weight Loss Challenge is a friendly competition that encourages East Tennesseans to get off the couch and get moving for a fit and healthy lifestyle. Team members train together for five months, with the goal of crossing the finish line in Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events. Participants challenge other East Tennesseans to start a health journey that will change their lives for the better.
    • Some of the funds raised through the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon were contributed to The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center’s Innovative Recreation Cooperative, a collaboration of groups and individuals who help disabled persons enjoy leisure and recreation activities such as water skiing and cycling.
    • The Covenant Kids Run attracted over 1,000 children who participated in a “marathon” of activities over a period of several weeks, culminating in a run to Neyland Stadium on the day before the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. 
      Katerpillar Kids Camp

    Katerpillar Kids Camp celebrates
     its 20th anniversary in 2013

    • Covenant Health was the fitness sponsor of the Dogwood Arts Festival, held annually in April. Fitness activities included several outdoor walks, “Bikes and Blooms” bike rides on local Dogwood trails, and a Dogwood Mile run and Kids Race held in downtown Knoxville. 
    •  Covenant HomeCare Hospice helps children grieving the loss of a loved one through Katerpillar Kids Camp, offered with the support of Variety-The Children’s Charity. The camp is staffed by health system volunteers and helps children in grades 1-12 express their feelings in a supportive environment while enjoying camp activities. 
    • Morristown-Hamblen’s Wellness of Women is dedicated to improving the lives of area women and their families. The program sponsors events such as an annual Girls Night Out, which offers free health screenings and encourages women to have fun while learning to stay healthy.