Still Got Valentine Chocolate? Healthy Indulgence or Not?

chocolateValentine’s Day has come and gone, which means those boxes of chocolates, chocolate covered fruit and other sweet treats will be hard to avoid. However, chocolate’s reputation is on the rise. Recent studies have suggested limited consumption of chocolate can provide health benefits. Is your Valentine’s Day chocolate a healthy indulgence or is this an age-old myth? Read the latest Simply Well blog post. Simply Well is a community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department. Follow the blog today.

And the Valentine’s Basket Raffle Winners Are …

The recent Valentine’s Day gift basket raffle to benefit the Employee Bereavement Fund raised $452. Thanks to everyone who participated! Here are the basket winners:

  • Basket 1: St. Cyr makeover and Mezcal gift certificate – Kelly Mercadante
  • Basket 2: O’Connor’s and Holmes Shustas gift cards –  Karen Zingarelli
  • Basket 3: Nancy Change gift certificate and etc. – Janice Richinick
  • Basket 4: Gift basket wine, cookies, etc. – Fr. Tom Sheehan
  • Basket 5: Hebert Candy and Brew City gift certificate – Cathy LaMonda

Enter Raffle for a Valentine’s Basket and Support Bereavement Fund

Employee Activities Committee has coordinated a Valentine’s Day gift basket raffle to benefit the Employee Bereavement Fund. Buy your raffle tickets now through Friday, February 12. Tickets are $2 for one ticket and $5 for three. A number of local businesses, including St. Cyr, Mezcal, Nancy Chang and O’Connor’s, have donated gift cards that will be included in the baskets. To purchase tickets, contact the following committee members:

  • Tammy Kallio – 508-334-5858
  • Barbara O’Connor – 508-334-6269
  • Helen Nolin University HR – 774-441-6084
  • Katrina Baer – 508-334-8138

Share the Love – and You Could Win!

Know a coShare the love - EDITED scope with heartlleague that deserves recognition? Or a department that’s always there when you need them? Take a moment before Valentine’s Day to “share the love” with News & Views readers through a comment on this post describing your co-workers’ virtues. And, the person who posts the 14th comment will win a UMass Memorial-branded surprise from the Department of Marketing and Communications – all the more reason to share!