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    New Prescription for Self-­Literacy at Gardner-­Packard Health Center

    Know Yourself recently delivered copies of their anatomy-­focused title, Book 1: Dr. Bonyfide Presents, to Gardner-Packard Children’s Health Center located in Atherton, California. The clinic serves families in need who reside in nearby cities such as East Palo Alto and Redwood City. While the Gardner-­Packard clinic currently provides new books to young children (birth to age 5) through participation in the Reach Out and Read program, Know Yourself stepped up to provide a book option for the clinic’s older patients. Now, when older children come for a medical appointment at Gardner­-Packard, they will be able to take home a new, age-appropriate book – compliments of Know Yourself.

    Know Yourself’s Dr. Bonyfide books take readers on a whimsical journey through their body to gain powerful knowledge about how they are put together. All of Know Yourself’s products are based on the ancient Greek aphorism, “Know Thyself.” The company’s mission is to empower people of all ages to gain general knowledge about their body, allowing them to take a more active role in their health and well being. The company refers to this general knowledge about the body as self-­literacy. Dr. Valerie Gribben, resident at Gardner-­Packard, commented that “The book is engaging, fun, and most of all, appealing to a teen and tween audience more accustomed to iToys than physical books. Thank you for this wonderful donation to our patient population. In a few years, future MDs may be saying they first learned anatomy from Dr. Bonyfide.”

    Know Yourself is proud to partner with Gardner-­Packard Medical Clinic to give back to the local community and provide a new prescription for self-­literacy. “Know Yourself recognized a wonderful opportunity to share our message of self-­literacy with the young people receiving medical care at Gardner-­Packard,” said Kimberly Stinson Serrano, Community Engagement Director for Know Yourself. “When a health practitioner introduces a Dr. Bonyfide book to a patient, this shows that learning about the body is important. We couldn’t ask for a more positive partnership.”

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