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Applications are being accepted now through April 30 for the three-month BetterU Challenge, presented by the American Heart Association. Application is open to women 18 and older who are considered at-risk for some type of cardiac event, with the goal of the program being to inspire them to adopt healthier lifestyle changes. Benefits include increased physical activity, better nutrition, and establishing healthy habits that may last a lifetime. Ten applicants will be selected and notified May 11 and the challenge begins May 30, with an official program kick-off of May 16. The Park Board sponsors several benefits and activities for the 10 selected participants including the following:
The program culminates at the Sept. 9 AHA Go Red Luncheon, where participants' personal achievements and success stories will be shared. Participants will also receive free entry to three walk/run events sponsored by different organizations in September, October and November.