Good Bicycle Maintenance Depends on Thorough Cleaning

An expert in attracting new talent to her hospital, Jill Marten brings considerable industry experience to her work as corporate director of human resources at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami. In this position, Jill Marten develops practices and procedures for outpatient clinics and other locations. Pursuing an active life outside of work, Marten has competed in a bicycle race for multiple sclerosis.

An important part of cycling and bicycle ownership is proper maintenance, and one major aspect of bike maintenance is keeping it clean. How often you clean your bicycle depends on how you ride. Taking your bike into muddy environments or riding it hard necessitates a frequent cleaning schedule. You should not simply turn a hose on a bike. Water, especially out of a pressurized hose, can damage sensitive bicycle parts. Use water carefully and sparingly. Most parts are best cleaned with a clean dry or damp rag. Others require buffing, brushing, or lubricating. Fluids to use include a solvent for the bike chain; do not use turpentine or kerosene. Some grime cannot be cleaned simply by rinsing. Diluted dishwashing liquid or a ready-made wash are good for cleaning the frame. Always use clean rags. Brushes, especially old toothbrushes, are best for cleaning some parts.


Nerium International Raises $1 Million for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Jill Marten, an accomplished human resources executive, has worked as corporate director of HR for the Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida since 2012. Outside of her professional activities, Jill Marten serves as a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a nonprofit mentoring organization that matches adult role models with children 6 to 18 years of age in 340 communities throughout the United States.

Big Brothers Big Sisters recently announced that it has received a donation of $1 million from Nerium International, a skin-care company headquartered in Addison, Texas. Nerium’s donation, which will have a direct impact on children nationwide, establishes the company as Big Brothers Big Sister’s single largest corporate donor.

In order to reach its $1 million goal, Nerium launched a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the year, including Big Brothers Big Sisters signature Bowl for Kids’ Sake program. Nerium and its partners recently celebrated the success of the campaign by presenting a symbolic $1 million check to Big Brothers Big Sisters representatives at the Get Real Conference in Long Beach, California, on October 24.