The University of Southern Mississippi kicked off its “Health is Golden” campaign today (March 6) with a check presentation of $250,000 from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
The campaign is designed to create and sustain a culture of wellness on the campus of Southern Mississippi that will extend into the surrounding communities and schools. With the grant funding, a number of health initiatives have been developed to benefit Southern Miss faculty, staff and student in particular.
“Embodying a healthy lifestyle is important to our University community and to our own individual success,” said Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett. “Healthy habits allow us to do our best work; give us energy to get through each day; reduce stress and anxiety; help prevent the onset of many medical issues; and provide a framework for a long and healthy life.”
For more information about the “Health is Golden” campaign, contact Student Health Services at 601.266.5390 or visit: www.usm.edu/wellness