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HESS hosts Dare to Compare Event

By Kendra Peek About 67 percent of Americans over the age of 20 were considered overweight or obese in 2006, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This is why Dr. Cindi Norton feels it is so important for a program such as Dare to Compare, Fitness Five to exist.

“These statistics have peaked our interest and concern for our community,” Norton, the Chair of the Health, Exercise and Sports Science department at UC, said. HESS partners with Cumberland River Comprehensive Care to host the event, the bulk of which will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23 in the O Wayne Rollins Center.

If the weather is good, participants may go to James H. Taylor, II stadium from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to complete the run/walk portion of the event. The event is open to individuals in the community, students from local schools and all UC students, staff and faculty.

“It’s a joy to me to see how excited the children are to be there, and how hard they try to accomplish each task,” senior Shero…


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