CIEDC wellness program winner
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[February 21, 2007]
After a 15-week period, the overall individual
winner of the CIEDC Team Wellness Challenge was announced on Feb.
15. Cheryl Acup, a CIEDC Head Start teacher at the Logan 2 site,
earned the most miles of all individuals who participated in the
The winning team members were Carla Bagwell, Angelia Hobbs, Vickie
Schlattweiler, Carol Kincaid and Heather Brown.
The CIEDC Team
Wellness Challenge was announced during an all-staff meeting in
October. Each employee was assigned to a team and charged with the
mission to earn "miles" for each healthy activity they incorporated
into their lives during the 15-week program. Employees earned miles
for incorporating fruits, vegetables and water into their daily
lives. They also earned miles for strength training, aerobic
activities and more.
The team with the most miles earned received a day off work, and
the individual winner received a prize package. Other employees in
the program were recognized with certificates for their
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"Being part of the wellness challenge has really improved my
quality of life, and I have a more positive attitude now," Acup
said. "My husband has also been working out with me and has lost
weight as a result. My co-workers were very supportive, making sure
that every day I was drinking my water and keeping it up."
CIEDC is a Community Action agency serving low-income people,
children and seniors in a six-county service area. For more
information, visit www.ciedc.org.
[Text from file received from Central Illinois Economic Development