Here’s a slideshow from our program!! For 300+ more photos, click on the CHIP Photos link under BlogRoll.
Well, as of Thursday, May 10, we’ve just completed the nightly portion of our 16-evening, Spring 2007 CHIP program here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada! Thirty-one highly enthused CHIPpers kept our CHIP Volunteer Team hopping for the past four weeks.
Our CHIP program started bright and early Sunday morning, April 15, with HealthScreen #1. The CHIPpers were poked, prodded, measured, weighed, and cuffed — all in the name of good health! They were rewarded, though, with a delicious, heart-healthy breakfast and their printed materials, water bottle and tote bag.
The next evening, Monday, April 16, the CHIPpers returned to begin a journey that would include video presentations by Dr. Hans Diehl – creator of CHIP – live guest presenters, scrumptious cooking demos, a fashion show (!!), grocery shopping tours, and a walking club that helped them walk, collectively, some 2,200 miles throughout the four weeks of the program.
Already, there are wonderful, heart-warming stories of regained health and vitality. CHIPpers who are fitting into clothes they couldn’t wear for the past six years; CHIPpers who are able to walk 45 minutes to work, where they couldn’t walk 15 straight minutes before; CHIPpers who need their medications decreased. We love all the stories, and every one has their own.
This Blog is a gathering place for those stories, and it’s also a place to learn about upcoming healthy lifestyle programs. When’s the next Toronto CHIP program? Probably in Spring 2008, but there will be lots of other smaller healthy lifestyle events between now and then. So, check this Blog often to find out what wonderful health programs are coming up in the Greater Toronto Area!
Cheers to great health!
Beverley Edwards-Miller, Toronto CHIP Director