Harrison WE Can is a collaborative project that began three years ago in an effort to bring together folks that struggle with wellness related to the condition of overweight and obesity, as well as sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition. The program has been run for six evenings during the Spring and the sessions last for 90 minutes each. The sessions all include a private weigh-in, fun group exercise class, healthy nutritious snack, nutrition education segment and each evening ends with celebration of victories and prizes. At the end there are grand prizes awarded for the biggest losers during the six weeks of sessions.
In its first year 125 participants lost 642 lbs!! There is something really energizing about the group dynamic of this program and one woman recently reported, "I have tried about four different weight loss programs and paid some pretty significant amounts and have not been successful. With Harrison WE Can I have lost 20 lbs and managed to keep it off and this program is free and FUN! I'm coming back again this year to continue my progress! Thank you for helping me get on track."
Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department
Harrison County Commission
Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
Harrison County Parks & Recreation
Harrison County YMCA
Health Access, Inc.
United Hospital Center
United Way of Harrison County
WVU Extension Office