That '80s Run is presented by the Run Committee at St. Charles Community College. In 2006, the committee began offering health and wellness grants, up to $1,000 per grant, for college wellness projects.
Since 2006, the college's Run Committee has funded 55 health and wellness grants totaling $42,035.23
Proceeds from the 2015 event funded 13 wellness projects in whole or in part, totaling $9,102.12:
Disk Golf equipment for disk golf classes and recreational activities; butterfly garden boulder painting project; Alive! Mental Health Fair and Suicide Prevention Tour; alcohol and drug prevention programming; and play/gym equipment for College for All Kids camps.
Nutrition education books and gardening equipment for the Child Development Center (CDC); supplies for the SCC Community Garden plots; StepUP Bystander Intervention Program promotional items; mental health programming; yoga stabilizing blocks and pilates rings for classes; and SCC employee wellness programming.
Mental health programming; SCC employee wellness programming; treadmill for the Fitness Center; tricycles and child-sized bike helmets for the Child Development Center (CDC); ten guitars for SCC Student Veterans Organization to bring the Six String Heroes therapeutic music program on campus for student veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and kickboxing equipment for SCC fitness classes.
Weights and rack for fitness classes; SCC employee wellness programming, including the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) challenge; guest speaker, equipment and supplies to expand the Child Development Center's garden project started in 2010, teaching CDC children and families about plants, health and child nutrition.
Gardening equipment and supplies for the Child Development Center (CDC) to start up their garden project to educate CDC children and families about plants, health and nutrition; SCC employee wellness programming; SCC Library's pre-finals week project helping students studying for finals make healthier snack choices; fitness videos that SCC students and employees can check out from the SCC Library; Sunbrella table umbrella to provide protection from the sun; and resistance water bells and bag for water exercise classes offered through the SCC Continuing Education Department.
Health literacy textbooks and classroom materials for the SCC Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program; BOSU half ball balance trainers, rack and DVDs; and SCC employee wellness programming.
Portable FM listening transmitters and headsets for training programs, tours, walking lectures, day trips and Elderhostel programs offered through SCC Continuing Education; professional sound system for Room 203 in the College Center, in which fitness classes such as aerobics, step and dance are held.
Medication cart for SCC nursing simulation lab; yoga blankets for yoga and pilates classes; dumbbells and rack for fitness classes; College Response program kits, including online screening tools for depression, eating disorders and alcohol offered by Student Development, SCC Mental Health Services and Physical Education; bench for soccer field; and cougar mascot costume for Scooter McCougar's appearance at college events.
Hydraulic patient lift/sling, pulse oximeter and multi-sounds trainer for SCC nursing simulation lab; medicine balls, yoga bricks and straps for yoga and pilates fitness classes; fans, sound system and speakers for the Fitness Center; athletic warm-ups for the SCC Soccer Club (Note: SCC Soccer is now an intercollegiate sport); First aid kits and water bottles for the SCC Roller Hockey Club.