Healthy Gators 2010
Highlights April 2009
Volume 4 Issue 2
Lace Up Your Running Shoes & Relieve Stress!
Join the tradition of participating in the fun run be
healthy, get physical activity and take a break before finals!
The 3rd Annual Midnight Fun Run will take place on
campus at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.
Participants can run a 5K or walk a one-mile route. Pre-
registration runs through April 21. Participants may register
at the Southwest Recreation Center or online at
Walking Gators Extends Their "Virtual" Journey!
Congratulations to the Walking Gators who achieved their
original goal of walking 1,500 miles to Chicago six weeks
early! They have now extended their trip 800 miles,
expecting to reach New York City by May 4! Since the
"virtual trip" kickoff on January 20, the group has
collectively walked more than 1,600 miles on five campus
routes. At their current participation level, they should
arrive at the "Big Apple" in plenty of time. If you are
interested in joining the "virtual trip," visit the Healthy
Gators 2010 website for more information.
Welcome New Members to Healthy Gators 2010!
Connie Lee Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA)
Sarah Janvier College of Nursing
Susan Martinez GatorWell
Yeside Olayinka Health Education & Behavior
Focus on Injury/Accident Prevention!
Tina Long, from GatorWell, and Todd
Morrone, from Environmental Health & Safety,
are co-chairing a one-year Injury & Accident
Prevention Task Force as part of the
Programming & Communications Work Group.
Members will create an action plan to reduce
on-campus accidents and injuries among UF
students, faculty and staff. If you are
interested in joining, please contact Tina Long
at tinalonQ(q ufl.edu or call 392-6144.
Diabetes Alert! Event Encourages
People to "Know Their Numbers"
Approximately 200 participants were screened
for diabetes at the Reitz Union Colonnade on
March 24! Combined with the World Diabetes
Day screenings in the fall, more than 700
people took advantage of these free events
hosted by the UF Diabetes Center of
Heads UP! Safety Campaign Wraps Up!
Since July 2008, the Programming and
Communications Work Group has hosted six
events across campus to share the Heads UP!
Stay Safe & Seen campaign messages.
Approximately 700 students received
information about pedestrian, bicycle, exercise
and driving safety. Students also received
flashing red lights to increase their visibility at
night, as well as ID holders.