The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


$1.25 million gift for health

Shelly Ellig, a member of Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo, N.D., donated $1.25 million to the Centennial Campaign of Oak Grove Lutheran School, Fargo.

He owns the Stop-N-Go convenience stores and Frank McKone Cigars.

The Ellig Center for Health & Wellness will offer wellness programs, student wellness plans, flexible physical education courses and technology to integrate health and wellness concepts into core academic courses.

The school’s campaign has raised $14.4 million in gifts and pledges toward an $18 million goal.


D. Chesley

D. Chesley

Posted at 8:09 pm (U.S. Eastern) 3/6/2009

Blessings to Shellly Elilg who contributed toward teaching about health promotion in a Lutheran School. Until we focus on health promotion and not just illness, we will see health care costs rise. This cost is not just in the wallet but costs us spiritually, emotionally, and physically. As the February 23, 2009 Time article, "The Biology of Belief" indicates , "a little spiritualiity may be very good for your health." We all need to know how to better take care of ourselves.

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