Lighten Up Charleston needs your ideas! Let’s get healthy together! Working together, we can make a difference in the health of our community by sharing our successes, lending our encouragement, spreading our expertise, and helping one another. We welcome individuals, families, friends, businesses, faith-based groups, local organizations, community groups, sports teams, police departments, fire departments and schools to get involved!
We need everyone’s help to make Charleston the healthiest city in the southeast. Below are a few ideas on how to get involved.
Encouragement has the power to help drive success. We need leaders who can support and inspire others. In our community we have faith-based groups, neighborhoods, businesses, non-profits, and many other groups who need your help to be successful in our challenge to lose pounds.
After you create your organization, you will have an option to create different teams under your organization. For example, Hospital XYZ may have a surgery team, a pediatric team, etc.
As you register for the FREE trackers, take the steps to form a team either at work, your place of worship, in your neighborhood, with your friends and family or join an existing group. Be the motivator for each member in your team to encourage and share the positive experience of working together for a common goal, to get healthier and have some fun along the way.
All of your team members can participate in leading the challenge, either as a leader, volunteer or by sharing encouraging words. If your team or organization is ready to join, we are ready to help make this challenge a positive and memorable experience for you!
Interested in helping lead a community team during this healthy challenge? If so, create create a group here.
Organizations allow each member to see how they are doing collectively. Each member’s information remains confidential, but the total Organization’s statistics are provided to the members. Join an Organization that is in the process of working toward the same goals as you. This can be an Organization in the neighborhood, at work, at church, at school, family, friends, or any other organization or grouping that has compatible goals. Lighten Up Charleston can also help you find an Organization.
Teams are used in organizations where groups want to work in smaller units toward their healthy goals. Each member’s information will be used toward the team effort. Join an organization or team that is in the process of working toward the same goals as you. This can be in the neighborhood, at work, at church, at school, family, friends, or any other organization or grouping that has compatible goals. Lighten Up Charleston can also help you find a team.
Members of the web site can easily join a Business Organization by logging in and clicking on Join an Organization feature. After you join a business organization, encourage other co-workers to join as well. If you don’t see your business, you can easily submit a business, and we will form the Organization and give you an update when it is completed.
The Charleston area has some of the very best neighborhoods for physical activity. We can all enjoy a walk in the neighborhood, meet up with some friends at the park, or maybe play a little basketball. This website provides members with the ability to “join” Neighborhood Organization or Team. Wellness Task focus groups are being formed in neighborhoods. If you would like more information CONTACT US.
Family or Friends
Need help getting started? Sometimes the best sources of encouragement are the people closest to you. Try asking family members or friends to share some time and join an Organization to help each other. When you join up make sure you click on “Organization” and make your own special connection with family and friends who share your passion and are ready to encourage and support each other in making healthier choices.
Are you part of a group at your place of worship? Get the word out and join us for a challenge that will encourage each member of your group to share the praise and reinforce the goals of living healthier. When you join an Organization make sure you select your faith-based team.
Please join us as a volunteer and help play a special role in spreading the word! We have volunteer opportunities that include being an Accountability Partner, Community Ambassador, or hosting this initiative or events. There is an opportunity to be a group leader within your organization or neighborhood by forming a group to begin the Lighten Up Challenge! The options are endless!