About 20 families were selected to participate in the third annual Let's Move! Columbia Family Wellness Challenge, a 12-week citywide health initiative that is designed to encourage families - both youth and adults - to lead a more healthy and active lifestyle.
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, who is spearheading the wellness challenge, welcomed the families and provided an overview of the program during a kick-off celebration on Sunday, May 6 at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.
Over the 12-week program, families will track their meals and activities, and participate in a variety of special events throughout the challenge. Participants will receive points in the following categories:


  • Exercise program (on their own or at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center)
  • Scheduled group activity


  • Attending cooking and nutrition classes
  • Attending gardening sessions or planting a garden at home

Family Activity

  • Spending time together as a family (sharing or cooking a meal together, attending a special event, exercising, shopping, gardening etc.)

The top three families who log the most points at the end of the challenge will win overall prizes valued at $1,000, $500 and $250.
The Let's Move! Columbia Family Wellness Challenge is made possible through a partnership with the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department, the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. 

Let's Move Columbia Family Wellness Challenge 2017 Winners

Three families were selected as the winners of the Let’s Move! Columbia Family Wellness Challenge, a 12-week wellness challenge offered by the City of Columbia.

The winners were announced on Saturday, July 22, 2017, during the final wellness challenge ceremony held at the Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center.

“I want to congratulate all of our participants who made it to the end of this 12-week wellness journey,” Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine said. “This journey was not about losing weight but about bringing families together and showing them that they can incorporate healthy habits into their daily lives – and they can do it in a fun way.”

The top three families who had the most points at the end of challenge were named the winners. Those families are:

• The Samuels Family, Grand Prize winner (prizes valued at $1,000)
• The Gunn Family, Second Place winner (prizes valued at $500)
• The Suber Family, Third Place winner (prizes valued at $250)

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