Wellness Awareness Foundation Becomes the Planet Wellness Foundation
In 1998 Michelle Bowers saw the great need for prevention in the workplace. At the time Dr. Jason and Michelle were sought after speakers for many of the top companies. They donated their time to speak to and train employees on various health topics. The topics were so well received they decided to create a program that was easily implemented in companies, schools, and government offices across the nation. In 2004 Michelle Bowers/Founder was invited to speak in Washington D.C. in regards to implementing wellness programs on a much larger scale. They reached out to over 6,000 schools in the first year.
They started training and recruiting professionals in every state to implement prevention programs to companies in order to promote worksite Wellness! As requests poured in from hundreds of companies and schools, more and more volunteers were recruited and trained to handle the programs.
The positive feedback they received from so many employers and employees who were helped from the various wellness programs inspired the Bowers to create the Wellness Awareness Foundation. After receiving national recognition they decided to change the name of the company to Planet Wellness whose mission is to create healthier worksites, happier employees, and better communities!
The Wellness Awareness Foundation recruited 13,000 volunteers in the first year! They started to receive funding and donations to provide all programs. This mission continues, but has grown larger thanks to the dedication and commitment of so many people, and organizations across the nation!
Planet Wellness has set a goal to help every school district enhance their wellness programs, to help every state with their worksite programs for government employees, and to help every company who has a need to provide wellness programs for employees. With the national recognition they have received, they have decided to change their name to reflect their global mission
The Planet Wellness Foundation has been known for developing cutting edge programs to enhance the work place for spreading the wellness message. Michelle Bowers has spoken to thousands of employees nationwide as well as internationally. Her passion for wellness has ignited her mission, and she leads The Wellness REVOLUTION for corporate wellness. The Planet Wellness Foundation team is dedicated to providing, promoting, and implementing full service wellness programs for employee’s world wide!
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