This is the second race in the High Country Triple Crown series and all proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, a self-confidence building program for girls in the 3rd-8th grade. The presenting sponsor for The High Country Half Marathon is Mast General Store.
The Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has received a $175,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support development of telehealth technology and programming to increase rural health training opportunities for future healthcare providers and improve the health and well-being of medically underserved rural communities.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the High Country Triple Crown, a series of three challenging and fun races covering beautiful mountain terrain.
Delta Zeta Sorority’s Lambda Phi chapter recently sponsored its 9th annual Turtle Trot 5K, The event drew more than 300 runners and raised $4,738.40 to support the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian State University.
Researchers in exercise and sports science can put away their biopsy needles. The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis has validated the use of ultrasound technology to measure muscle glycogen.
The nonprofit organization Girls on the Run International – a physical-activity based, positive youth development (PA-PYD) program that empowers girls in the 3rd – 8th grade – has announced it will serve its one-millionth girl in 2015. Girls on the Run of the High Country is part of that milestone, having served more than 800 girls since its launch in 2009.
L. Allen Dobson Jr., M.D., president and chief executive officer of Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), will be the speaker for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Distinguished Lecture Series at Appalachian State University.
Officials from 20 North Carolina colleges, universities, statewide organizations, as well as state and local health agencies met recently to formally create a state-wide alliance to increase minority representation in the health professions.
University Police at Appalachian State University invite students, faculty and staff to meet officers and discuss community issues, build relationships and drink a free cup of coffee during Coffee with a Cop.
To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at two locations in Watauga County beginning in March.
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a youth development after-school program in Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes and Avery counties that innovatively weaves training for a 5k with lessons focused on developing essential life skills.