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Kicking off GE’s Year of Better Health


Team Canada goalie Martin Brodeur waves to hundreds of fans at the GE healthymagination skating event on February 19, 2010 at GE Plaza during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He joined fellow Olympians Michelle Kwan, Angela Ruggiero, Scott Hamilton in a panel discussion on healthy living with VANOC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Taunton and Mike Barber – GE VP of healthymagination. Pictured L-to-R: Michelle Kwan, Martin Brodeur and Angela Ruggiero (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Last Friday, GE celebrated its healthymagination event at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. Along with Olympic medalists Martin Brodeur, Scott Hamilton, Michelle Kwan and Angela Ruggiero, the Company kicked off GE’s Year of Better Health as part of its healthymagination initiative, which seeks to provide better health for more people through technology and innovation.

Just before the Olympians skated alongside dozens of “Better Health Heroes” – the medical staff and volunteers from the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), a lively chat took place at the GE Plaza at Robson Square.

The Olympians, VANOC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jack Taunton and GE healthymagination Vice President Mike Barber discussed on the importance of healthy living, based on the experience of the athletes preparing for the Olympic Winter Games.

Martin Brodeur (goalie for Team Canada Ice Hockey and gold medalist in Salt Lake City) told the crowd that good health is not just physical, but emotional as well. “When you go out every day to perform, you have to take care of yourself. A healthy lifestyle is not just exercise or eating right, it’s an attitude as well,” Brodeur said. 

“GE is excited to partner with this renowned group of Olympians to salute the Better Health Heroes of the Vancouver Games. These athletes are great role models to all, not just for their many accomplishments, but also for making the commitment to lead a healthy lifestyle,” said Barber. “healthymagination will help everyday people take that initiative and be more proactive about healthy living,”

GE, through it healthymagination site ( provides helpful tools and useful information to take a more proactive role on your own health. Visit the site and kick off Your Year of Better Health!!!!!