Rita Monahan Wellness Event

Rita Monahan Wellness Event

Submitted photo / Participants in the annual Rita Monahan Wellness Event at EOU can look forward to a 5K walk/run, health-related booths, music, raffle items, health screenings and fitness demonstrations.

EOU, OHSU gear up for annual Rita Monahan Wellness Event May 13

Emily Smith, Rita Monahan Wellness Event Chairperson
Kylie Lanman, EOU Wellness Coordinator 

LA GRANDE, Ore. April 19, 2017 – Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Nursing in La Grande and Eastern Oregon University’s Wellness Program are gearing up for their annual partnership event combining the Rita Monahan Walk-A-Thon and University Wellness Fair.

The Rita Monahan Wellness Event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13 in Quinn Coliseum.

The public event is free and includes a 5K walk/run, health-related booths, music, raffle items, health screenings and fitness demonstrations. Registration is $20 for community members and $15 for EOU and OHSU students to participate in the 5K.

2017 Rita Monahan Wellness Event flyer

Click to view the 2017 Rita Monahan Wellness Event flyer.

This is the third consecutive year OHSU and EOU have teamed up to offer the health and wellness event on campus.  It is also the 17th annual event honoring Monahan, a beloved OHSU professor who motivated and encouraged her students to excel. Before her passing in 1999 from colon cancer, she generously requested that a scholarship fund be created in her memory to assist graduating students in paying for their RN licensure examination.

Rita’s husband Greg Monahan, an EOU professor emeritus of history, is matching up to $1,500 in donations made to the scholarship this year. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law and the tax ID number will be mailed to donors from the EOU Foundation office once the donation has been processed.

Donations to the Rita Monahan Scholarship are accepted online via the EOU Foundation at www.eou.edu/wellness-payment.

Registration forms for the 5K walk/run are available at www.eou.edu/wellness-form, the Student Health Center or the Health Hut in the Hoke Union Building and at 9:30 a.m. the day of the activities.

For more information contact Emily Smith, Rita Monahan Wellness Event chairperson, at smiemi@ohsu.edu, or Kylie Lanman, EOU Wellness coordinator, at klanman@eou.edu.

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