San Diego, CA (PressExposure) May 20, 2011 -- Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. and the American Heart Association have announced the winners of the "Howe" Healthy is Your Heart Drawing Contest. The nine week contest garnered 94 drawings from children ages 5-12 throughout San Diego County who described how they keep their hearts healthy and drawings of their image of healthy hearts. Participants' descriptions included a wide variety of ways to keep their hearts healthy, ranging from exercising and eating right to not fighting with siblings to receiving flowers from a boyfriend.
Grand prize winner, Summer Stewart, won a $300 gift card to Toys 'R Us® and tickets for Summer and her parents to attend and be recognized at the American Heart Association's Heart Beach Ball at the Hotel del Coronado on June 11, 2011. The 12-year-old's description of how she keeps her heart healthy included "exercising, eating right, regular doctor check-ups and not smoking or drinking."
Runners-up winners, Noah Rico, age 9, Mackenzie Lurkins, age 7, and Ella Constable, age 5, each received $100 gift cards to Toys 'R Us®. All participants received the "Heart Health at Home" guide, a fun-filled book of ways to stay active and healthy at home, and a guide for parents filled with information to help make healthy food and lifestyle choices.
"We received so many talented and entertaining drawings that we found it really difficult to choose a winner. Actually, it was so hard that we added another runner-up winner so that we could have three runners-up instead of two," said Bill Howe, owner of Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc. "Encouraging healthy lifestyles and healthy eating is a priority at our company. Having five daughters myself, I understand the importance of teaching these good habits at an early age. We are happy that so many children and families participated in this contest."
Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association's 2011 San Diego Heart Beach Ball. To see the winners' drawings, visit http://www.billhowe.com/healthyheartscontest/. To view all contest entries, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/billhoweplumbing/. For fun tips and activities to keep your children healthy, visit http://www.billhowe.com/healthy-heart-tips/ [http://www.billhowe.com/healthy-heart-tips]. For more information about the American Heart Association and the Heart Beach Ball, visit http://www.heart.org/.