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Community invited to attend Daylight Dance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                
June 12, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:                                             
Rachel Nelson (512) 753-3616
SAN MARCOS, TX – Research shows that dancing promotes balance and strength, as well as memory and brain function. Besides the well-documented mental and physical benefits, dancing also encourages interpersonal relationships, an essential part of optimal wellness.
The community is invited to share in fun, food and friendship at the upcoming Daylight Dance on June 28. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, located at 3039 Ranch Road 12 in San Marcos.
Admission to the Daylight Dance is just $1, and refreshments will be provided. According to event coordinator Camille Phillips, the dance will be held in a positive church environment that is “acoustically alive.” A disc jockey will play primarily country and western music, and guests will have a chance to win door prizes. Guests are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in celebration of the upcoming July 4 holiday.
“The Daylight Dance is possible because of the great support from our community partners – Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), HEB, Horizon Bay, and Texas State University,” Phillips said. “We invite everyone to join us, and if people would like to come and just listen to the music, we are happy to have them.”
Volunteer opportunities for the Daylight Dance are available. Assisted-living facilities are encouraged to help shuttle guests to and from the dance. For more information, call Phillips at (512) 757-4971.
CTMC is sponsoring the Daylight Dance as part of its CREATION Health efforts. The CREATION Health lifestyle promotes whole person wellness through 8 principles – Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust in God, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook and Nutrition. For more information on CTMC’s CREATION Health initiative, visit and click on the CREATION Health banner on the home page. 
About CTMC
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011, as well as a Certified Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.

CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.