Elena Delle Donne will serve as new spokesperson for Christiana Care

WNBA star Elena Delle Donne is teaming up with Christiana Care to promote wellness.

The former Ursuline Academy and University of Delaware player who became one of the nation’s most highly touted women’s basketball recruits will serve as spokesperson and guest wellness blogger for Christiana Care. Delle Donne will sharing tips for eating healthy and staying active and promote the importance of patients and health care providers forming active partnerships.

“As a lifelong Delawarean, I have witnessed the benefits this health system brings to our community,” said the Chicago Sky Rookie of the Year for 2013. “Caring for others—particularly those with illnesses or disabilities—is an area in which I strongly believe, and I am grateful for this opportunity to work with Christiana Care to share my experiences and make a difference.”

Through her blog posts Delle Donne will encourage readers to be aware of subtle changes in their own bodies and to seek expert medical care. Her first blog post appears on the Christiana Care Wellness Blog.

“Health and wellness are team sports,” said Dr. Janice E. Nevin, Christiana Care CEO. “At Christiana Care, we encourage all of our neighbors to create a wellness plan with their health care team. People who build a relationship with their physicians and health care team are more likely to stay well and out of the hospital.”

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