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Mustangs - Mon, Oct. 28, 2013

DETROIT, Mich. -- Marygrove Wellness, led by Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine & Wellness, William Pugh, has teamed up with Dr. Reginald Eadie, president of DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, for a healthy living campaign to finish the 2013 calendar year. The campaign, a 61-day challenge, asks community members to take a pledge to give up soda and fried food for the months of November and December. Community members can begin the challenge and take the pledge in the fitness center beginning Thursday (Oct. 31).

Free prizes await those taking the pledge.

While the 61-day challenge begins Oct. 31, Marygrove Wellness will have a campus kick-off during Saturday's (Nov. 2) soccer doubleheader. Attend Saturday's games beginning at 12:30 p.m. and take the pledge to receive special giveaways on behalf of the wellness department.

"This is a great challenge for our community and it comes at a crucial time," said Pugh. "With the cold winter season ahead, soda and fried food increases in popularity – and so does caloric intake. Those taking the pledge will be healthier, mentally and physically, and will also be one step closer to their New Year's Resolution when the challenge is complete."

"I took the pledge to give up soda for 30 days last year," continued Pugh. "Today, I am still soda and caffeine free thanks to stepping up to take the pledge. With the help of Dr. Eadie, we are bringing an even greater challenge to the Marygrove community for the 61-day challenge. I look forward to seeing our community take the pledge."

Go interactive with the challenge each day by following the challenge's twitter feed: @PagingDrEadie. Use #61daychallenge to get in on the discussion daily.

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