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Walking for Women at USF

More than eighty people turned out for the WSC wellness event, Walking for Women at USF, held Friday, April 13, 2012.

The WSC invited USF students, staff, and faculty to meet at the Marshall Center Amphitheatre Sidewalk

  • to commit to walking 5 days a week for 30 minutes
  • try our 1 mile walking route through campus
  • enjoy free WSC water, energy bars, t-shirts
  • sign up with a friend to walk and talk

The one-mile walk through campus, planned by WSC member Charlotte Domingo and chalked by committee members the day before, was shaded with sidewalks all the way.

Committee members walked the mile route with individuals who came to the event alone. Other groups of USF employees came together, using the time to visit and enjoy the overcast April afternoon.

Lee Davidson, WSC member, collected names and email addresses and followed up with contact information, locations, and walking times to all participants who wished to be part of a permanent USF walking group. Several groups have already formed.

A number of folks were kind enough to write to thank the WSC for the event: I wanted to say Thank You for putting on this event last Friday! It was a beautiful day to walk and meet new walkers. I know it takes a lot of planning and coordination to do something like this and your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

The event was so successful, the WSC plans to hold fall and spring Walks next year.