Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 19, 2010

Active U to celebrate its biggest year with
'victory lap' at Ingalls Mall

To celebrate Active U’s biggest year ever, MHealthy is encouraging all participants, as well as anyone else who would like to participate, to take part in a special “victory lap” walk at Ingalls Mall on Tuesday, starting at 11:57 a.m.

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Click here to learn more about Active U, or call 734-975-3024.

A record number of participants, more than 11,000, participated in the fifth year of MHealthy’s 12-week physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser.

“Together we took one big step towards a healthier, more active university community. And to celebrate, we want you to take a few more steps with us,” says Colleen Greene, MHealthy wellness coordinator. “We’re going to have fun with a flash mob-type gathering to kick things off. Then we’ll loop the mall for a nice 30-minute walk.”

A flash mob is a large group coming together suddenly in a public place to perform a fun act for a very brief time. For Active U, this will entail a few special moves directed by Greene.

“This is going to be fun — I promise,” Greene says. “Imagine if we all get together in one place and get active! MHealthy is changing the university culture; making it more healthy. And if every participant comes out it will show how significant an impact we can make when we choose to.”

The flash mob begins at 11:57 a.m. and the walk begins at noon.