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Wellness Bulletin March 7, 2016
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March 7, 2016

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone is having a great start to March! The first day of spring (March, 20th) is approaching fast. With the start of spring comes lots of outdoor activities, including community egg hunts! My current blog is a reminder to continue to focus on staying healthy as we are all eager to get outside and active! Interestingly enough, the Medical Alert Foundation discusses how Easter is only second to Halloween, when it comes to kids eating sugary treats like peeps and chocolate bunnies. My blog discusses healthy alternatives when it comes to stuffing eggs with prizes and treats for your community egg hunts.

Lastly, as you all know, NC Recre8’s statewide 5k registration is up and running (no pun intended)! The race will take place on Saturday, April 16, at various locations across North Carolina including: Statesville, Fletcher, Boone, High Point, Charlotte, Wake Forest, Graham, Concord, Vale, New Bern, Jacksonville, Roxboro. NCRPA is challenging your department to get actively involved and find a location near you to participate! Even if you department is not directly hosting, the race is still important for you to be involved in one way or another. The NC Recre8 5k is helping promote parks and recreation on a statewide level, and the funds raised will support the advancement of recreation in our state. So please help increase awareness and become involved simply by participating on April 16th! Create a running team within your department and make it a day to remember. Click the following link for more information and select a race location by you:

If you would like to share your ideas and suggestions involving community egg hunts or the NC Recre8 5k please email us or submit them on the wellness site here:(,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant, NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27605