Kick Butts Day 2008
On April 2, thousands participated in Kick Butts Day, raising awareness about the need for Congress to crack down on Big Tobacco’s marketing efforts that target kids. What can you do?
Charity Spotlight: Girls on the Run
Today, there are Girls on the Run® programs in over 150 cities across North America, with tens of thousands of girls and women participating. In 2007, Girls on the Run® hosted over 70 end-of-season 5K events across the United States and Canada.
March of Dimes WalkAmerica
Prematurity is the leading killer of America's newborns. Those who survive often have lifelong health problems, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, chronic lung disease, blindness and hearing loss.
MS Challenge Walk
The MS Challenge Walk may be the greatest journey you will ever take—unlike anything you've ever experienced. This year, it’s being held in nine different locations throughout the nation. Depending on location, the MS Challenge Walk is a two- or three-day event ranging in distance from 30 to 50 miles.
For the Health of It
Who is responsible for teaching us about health and wellness these days? Where do we learn to exercise properly and to make healthier food choices? How do we learn about the benefits of resting our bodies or the reasons we should go to the dentist twice a year?
WCA Joins Fight Against Colon Cancer
On February 24th, Wellness Coalition America will co-sponsor the first annual ''Unmasking Colon Cancer Masquerade Ball'' in Charleston. This is the first fundraising event in South Carolina organized to help unmask and raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
''Unmasking Colon Cancer Masquerade Ball''
''Unmasking Colon Cancer Masquerade Ball'' will be held February 24, 2007, at The Citadel in Charleston, SC, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. The evening will be hosted by Fred Cunningham, Daybreak Anchor for Upstate South Carolina News Channel 7; and Terrie Reeves, Founder and President of Wellness Coalition America. Live music will be provided by The Dick Goodwin Band. The evening will feature a silent auction highlighting special items donated by generous and talented artists from around the state. All contributions and proceeds will go directly to research, education, and screening programs in South Carolina.
Are you tired of breathing secondhand smoke while visiting your favorite restaurant, bar or business? You are not alone! Thousands of Mecklenburg County residents have come together to speak out against smoking in enclosed public places—a cry we hope our Mecklenburg County delegates will hear loud and clear.
Charity Spotlight: Light the Night
In mid-October, a crowd will gather at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte for an event that will deeply impact thousands of people who've been diagnosed with blood cancers. The 3-mile Light The Night Walk is held each year to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Each walker carries an illuminated red balloon, survivors carry illuminated white balloons, and together they "light the night' to celebrate and commemorate the many lives touched by cancer.
Charity Spotlight: Cycle Charlotte Inspired by Fallen Rider
Inspired by the memory of Todd Weaver, a group of local cyclists is organizing a unique bicycle event to promote cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle and as a safe, alternative mode of transportation. Cycle Charlotte, sponsored in part by OrthoCarolina, will combine a children’s bike safety rodeo, a 2-mile family fun ride, 10 and 25-mile center city routes, bike acrobatic stunt shows, food, music and fun for cyclists of all ages. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on May 13, 2006, during the ten-day BIKE! CHARLOTTE festival.