HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina University Wellness Coalition will be celebrating Wellness Week during Feb.17 through 21.
The Wellness Coalition consists of staff, faculty, students and community partners, who have joined forces to help promote a positive outlook on body image, and healthy eating habits.
The coalition works toward the prevention of negative influences, regarding eating disorders and unhealthy dieting that may impact students.
Highlights of the week will include "Mirror-less Monday", students are encouraged students to go one day without looking in the mirror, the purpose of this is to promote positive body image and high self-esteem.
The Wellness Fair will be held on Wednesday, Feb.19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Prince Lawn. This event will include activities and games, free eating disorder screening for students, T-shirts, displays, contests, featured exhibitions from the Teal Temptation dance club, music by campus radio station WCCU, appearances by Chauncey, and chances for students to win prizes and sample healthy snacks.
Other highlights of the week will include the performance of " The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler, which will be presented on Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m. inside of the Edwards Recital Hall.
If you want to attend the monologue performance, tickets are $5, and proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Georgetown and Horry counties. The play will be hosted by the University's Women's and Gender Studies and Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE).
The campus recreation department will offer featured group exercises throughout the week, which will include "Cycle Cinema", a spinning class where participants can watch " The Bachelor" on TV monitors while cycling.
Other projects will include ensuring nutritional alternatives at university events, distribution of healthy student-friendly recipes, and encouraging the display of nutritional information.
Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.