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Greetings from the Healthy Living Team – September 2018

Did you know?

The Healthy Living Team has a blog and a webpage. The blog has new posts every week on a variety of topics. Check us out:

The webpage called “Healthy Habits” can be found here:  Over 15 “Grab and Gos” (Healthy Living Activities) can be found on this page.



~Kick off of Year 2 of the 4th H for Health Challenge with a new component for emotional and social health. It’s easy and fun! Serve water, fruits and vegetables and incorporate physical activity or a leadership/team building activity at your club meetings and events. Plan to participate this year!

~Healthy Living Ambassadors ZOOM Video chat Meeting September 19th at 6:00pm-6:30pm. Email Breanna Banks for meeting link and/or to join the HLA team.

Topic: Guidance on the Go: Healthy Living Mobile Applications and team check-in!


Do you have a passion for serving and helping others?

Have you been thinking about participating in a 5K this fall?

Here’s a way you can do either or both so watch this video!

Join us on Sunday September 30th at 9:30 AM at the University of Delaware for the 9/11 Heroes Run, a national 5K race held annually by the Travis Manion Foundation which brings communities together to remember the sacrifices of the heroes of the September 11th attacks and wars since. The 9/11 Heroes Run has spread from a small grassroots event with a few hundred people in one small community in Pennsylvania in 2007 to an event that spans over 50 cities around the world. Last year, more than 30,000 participants joined with their communities to run, volunteer, donate, cheer, but most of all: honor our nation’s heroes.

Register to Walk, Run, Volunteer, Donate, or Fundraise at

Race Day Registration opens at 8am and the opening ceremonies start at 9:11am. We hope to ensure that the UD 9/11 Heroes Run brings our community together. The 9/11 Heroes Run is one of the only race series that invests funds raised back into the communities that host a race. Through a progressive grant process, the Travis Manion Foundation invested nearly $240,000 last year into community organizations who are assisting military personnel, veterans, first responders and their families locally.

If members of our DE 4-H Extension family would like to make a donation of water, Gatorade, snacks, or fruit, please contact Karen Johnston at 302-831-8866 for logistics.  Financial donations can be made on the website.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Race Day 9/30/18!  Happy Trails!

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