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Publish Date: 09/24/14
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Oct. 11 Warrior Run Benefits Student Mindfulness Program

Academic Health Center colleges are taking part in the first "College Challenge” as part of this year’s Warrior Run: The Race for Life. The event includes a one-mile walk—called the Jim Miller Memorial Mile—starting at 5:15 p.m. and a 5K race starting at 5:30 p.m. Both races begin at Bell Tower Park off Pleasant Street in Mariemont. There will be food, drinks, music, kids games and a family movie at dark following the races.

Part of the proceeds from AHC participants’ registration fees will benefit the Student Mindfulness Program, which is a part of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, and fund grants for mindfulness outcomes research. The Student Mindfulness Program provides mind-body skills training to students, who often experience stress and anxiety that can interfere with learning to be effective, compassionate caregivers. They can become more resilient and empathetic when able to develop self-awareness, gaining perspective on stressful situations and integrating self-care into their lives.

Faculty and staff participants can join one of several college-related teams and are also encouraged to raise additional donations by visiting the following websites for each college:

All UC students can register or donate by visiting here

The Warrior Run "College Challenge” is in memory of Brogan Dulle, a UC student who committed suicide in May. Runners can participate individually or as part of college or UC Health teams. For more information on this event, visit or contact Kelly Lyle.

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