Hi everyone! My name is Taylor Larson and I’m the Graduate Assistant for Lang Health Center. As part of my Graduate Assistantship with the Health Center I am helping get our Rock Solid Healthy Lifestyle Program up and running for the year. This is the program that helped put on smoothie Wednesdays last year and other events. I just wanted to give you all an idea of how this program is going to look this year and how you can get involved.
Each week we’re going to have a theme for awareness based on the National Health Organization’s Observations. For example, our first week, starting September 9, will be Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week. During these weeks we will host events that coincide with the cause and we will also help spread awareness about related events that are going on in the community.
We are looking for students who are interested in sponsoring or hosting an event, helping plan and orchestrate events, or even just to hand out flyers or put up posters. THERE IS NO LONG-TERM COMMITMENT. This is not a club. You get to pick when, how often, and what you want to volunteer for. We are just looking for students who are passionate about a cause and looking for a way to spread awareness. The Health Center will be your resource for planning events, purchasing supplies, and more.
Also, every Friday will be a “Color Out For the Cause” day. This means, for example, that if it’s breast cancer awareness week, you wear pink. If you wear pink and check in at the Rock Solid Table in the Den, you will get a punch on your Rock Solid punch card and you will get a small prize. Once you get so many punches, you get entered into a drawing for a Fitbit. We are looking for students to help spread awareness about the Cause and the Color of the week and volunteer at the table.
I understand that many of you are already very busy and involved, but I also understand that many of you have things that you are passionate about. Come to the meeting, tell us your ideas, and we will plan events according to what you want!
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