I am enthused about the Wellness Program's new three-year initiative "Transforming Together", and invite you to be a part of the transformation. We've all read the reports about the increasing number of obese Americans and how weight-related diseases account for a significant amount of our health care dollars, not to mention poor quality of life. I want to be a part of a culture that assists colleagues in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. This will directly benefit you and your loved ones by increasing your chances for longevity and a good quality of life. Programs and resources offered through this initiative will allow you to actively participate with your colleagues in seeking together a healthier life style. It is an opportunity to work together to attack this health challenge, as employers and groups all over the country are doing.
Please join me in launching this initiative by viewing the HBO movie premiere "Weight of the Nation", being shown in two parts September 11 and 13 (Part 1) and September 18 & 19 (Part II).
By working together, we can transform the health issues facing us. Thanks for being part of this transformation. Many thanks as well for all that you do to promote the mission of our University.
Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.