Encouraging a Healthy Lifestyle
The College of Health Sciences’ Schools of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (SLMMS) as well as Nursing and Public Health (SNPH) recently participated in a 6km fun run/walk on Durban’s beachfront.
More than 170 participants from both Schools lined up for the race from uShaka Marine Beach to the Blue Waters Hotel and back.
Ms Celecia Harrington of SNPH thanked the organising team for the day. ‘It was really what we needed. Thank you for a job well done,’ she said.
Ms Mhlophe Sithole, a volunteer, said the event was fun for all. ‘Wow! The event was so much fun - even for the helpers like me. At a personal level, I learnt some valuable things being part of this team. Thanks a lot for the opportunity to be involved,’ said Sithole.
Mr Anand Krishnan of LMMS said the event was a great exercise and motivated most staff members.
‘It was a good team building experience and promoted the importance of living a healthy lifestyle,’ added Ms Mary van der Stok of SLMMS. ‘In future, it would be nice to have a 10km fun run/walk as well,’ she urged.
SNPH School Manager Mr Bheki Zondo was extremely pleased. ‘The event was great, we really need such outings to get our minds off work for a day and enjoy ourselves with colleagues. It also helped participants to get to know other better and acted as a good reminder to lead a healthy life style,’ he said.
This event would not have been possible without our volunteers and our trusted sponsors United Scientific , Filta-Matix, African Fusion; Laboquip Vivid Air; Lasec, KRISP, UKZN Corporate Relations Office and Galderma,’ said Operations Manager in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, Miss Metse Serumula.
Words and photographs: Nombuso Dlamini