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Join us! 2nd Annual Spring Into Health 5K / 1M
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Join us! 2nd Annual Spring Into Health 5K / 1M

It may be winter, but the Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC) is already gearing up for Spring 2019! BWC will hold its 2nd annual Spring Into Health 5K/1M event on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. Race starting line is at Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, NC. This event is NOT a fundraiser, it’s a...

BWC launches ‘Give Healthy’ campaign
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BWC launches ‘Give Healthy’ campaign

The Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC) launched the Give Healthy campaign on November 1, 2018, to increase access to healthy, nutritious food for those that are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Children and adults suffering from food insecurity report poor physical...

Planning for first Lunch & Learn
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Planning for first Lunch & Learn

BWC’s Food Access subcommittee is planning a lunch and learn that will explore various strategies to improve the health of those that are food insecure such as increasing the amount of nutrient-dense food available at the food pantry and offering food demonstrations for individuals to try healthy foods and recipes. If you’d like to get...

Screening Event Identifies 50% as pre-diabetic
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Screening Event Identifies 50% as pre-diabetic

Results are in from two, free diabetes screening and education events provided by the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, The Brunswick Center at Leland, and the Brunswick County Health Department. Of those who were tested, 50% of individuals had elevated blood levels, indicating they were pre-diabetic. “This is alarming as the national average of adults...

Church Congregation gets ready to walk to Bethlehem!
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Church Congregation gets ready to walk to Bethlehem!

Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC) has started its first community program, a four-week walking challenge for congregants of Ocean View United Methodist Church on Oak Island. The Bethlehem Walking Challenge gives church members the opportunity to walk a collective 6,160 miles. “It’s the distance from Oak Island to Bethlehem, commemorating the journey Joseph and Mary made...