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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

July 25 2012

Purvi Ruiz
Phone: 281-737-2512

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Sponsors Mall Walker Program at Willowbrook Mall

(Houston, TX) — Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is making it easier for its neighbors to get their exercise—rain or shine—by sponsoring a Mall Walker Program at Willowbrook Mall. The new program includes mile markers that allow walkers to judge their distance, plus presentations by Methodist physicians on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

As this season´s high temperatures and frequent rainfall tend to keep people indoors, the Mall Walker Program lets area residents walk Willowbrook Mall´s 1.8-mile loop at their own pace and in dry, air-conditioned comfort.

"During our hot Texas summers, it´s especially important that people have free, convenient opportunities to exercise indoors," says Methodist Willowbrook Hospital CEO Beryl Ramsey. "In addition to our mile markers, we´re also scheduling a series of talks by our physicians on taking care of your health. It´s one more way we're helping to build a healthier Willowbrook community."

"We are very pleased to partner with Methodist Willowbrook Hospital to introduce an official Mall Walker Program at Willowbrook Mall. We already have quite a few walkers who enjoy our weatherproof environment, and adding the structure and information about health and fitness will be an added benefit," says Brenda Crawford, general manager of the shopping center. "In addition, the presentations will be beneficial not only to the mall walkers, but also to mall employees as well as area residents who can pop in for the talks. Willowbrook Mall is a great place to put in the miles—walking while window shopping makes the miles go by faster."

The program is free and mile markers are in place at Willowbrook Mall. For information on upcoming health and wellness presentations, visit www.shopwillowbrookmall.com, call (281) 890-MALL, or stop by the Mall Management Office located near the Food Court.

About Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of The Methodist Hospital System. It has expanded its campus in Northwest Houston to serve the area in a more comprehensive way.

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women´s & Children´s Pavilion. Utilizing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook has become the leader in orthopedic care in northwest Houston.

For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit www.methodistwillowbrook.com. For a physician referral, call (281) 737-2500.

About Willowbrook Mall
Willowbrook Mall is located at FM 1960 and Texas 249 in northwest Houston. For directions, call (281) 890-MALL or visit www.shopwillowbrookmall.com.

Willowbrook Mall is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on owning, managing, leasing and redeveloping regional malls throughout the United States and Brazil. The Company currently owns, or has an interest in, 150 regional shopping malls comprising approximately 141.7 million square feet of gross leasable area. The Company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP. For further information please visit www.GGP.com.