Wellness and Health Promotion

Anne Carragher Wellness Challenge

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     A six week campus-wide team challenge
    toward holistic wellness

    January 12 - February 22, 2015


    Anne E. Carragher

    Anne was the first Director of Recreational Sports (now University Recreation). She was an amazing woman, well known and loved on this campus for 15 years. Anne passed away in 2006 from breast cancer and we carry this program on in her name and in her spirit. The challenge was founded in 1997 and it originated as a fun way to motivate the SU community to do something healthy during the dreary winter months.

    The Challenge

    This is a six week opportunity to challenge yourself to live a more healthy life by setting a personal improvement goal and tracking various aspects of wellness. Teams of four come together to encourage each other and to promote a little friendly competition.

    Team Registration

    Teams of four can consist of all students, all faculty/staff, or students and faculty/staff. Each team must have a team captain who's responsible for encouraging members to submit their weekly scorecards and who'll serve as the point of contact during the challenge. Registration opens December 1, 2014 and runs through January 11, 2015 online.

    Team Captain Information Sessions

    • Wed, Jan 7, 5-6pm, Casey Commons
    • Fri, Jan 9, 12-1pm, STCN 210
    • Tue, Jan 13, 12-1pm, BANN 301 


    Score keeping begins January 12, 2015 until the challenge ends on February 22, 2015. Each team member is responsible for completing and submitting their weekly scorecard online each week by midnight on Sunday. Additional details will be provided to participants in a welcome email once registered.

    The Five Dimensions of Wellness

    • Physical: Engaging in healthy activities, and taking care of one’s body, nutrition, fitness, medical self-care
    • Emotional: Developing self awareness, managing stress in healthy ways, care for emotional crisis, relaxation
    • Spiritual: Participation in a faith community, connection to something greater than one’s self, love, hope, peace, a sense of purpose
    • Intellectual: Education, thinking about things in new ways, mental stimulation, career development
    • Social: Healthy relationships with family, friends, and others, a sense of belonging, contributing to a community