Nearly 500 University of Kentucky employees, retirees, and their spouses or sponsored dependents participated in the challenge from July 13 to Oct. 10. During the challenge, participants were asked to utilize UK Healthtrac Rewards and other UK Health & Wellness programs to help improve their health.
They were competing for improved health and great prizes, including the first-place healthy prize package valued at $250. Gay was selected as one of five finalists with amazing transformation stories. The UK community voted and selected Gay as the winner of the challenge. Gay met her challenge goals of lowering her BMI, becoming more physically active and eating healthier foods.
Gay actually began her wellness journey a year ago and has been inspired by several program and activities through the University of Kentucky and local community avenues. Over the past year she has lost over 60 pounds and continues to work at achieving a healthier lifestyle and plans to make it a permanent part of her life.
The staff at the Trigg County Extension office, David Fourqurean, Cecelia Hostilo and Janeen Tramble wants to congratulate Gay on her accomplishments and say we are so proud of you!
This press release was submitted by Janeen Tramble, Trigg County Extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, part of the University of Kentucky’s Extension Service.