Mississippi University for Women faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and grab a bite to eat for lunch in downtown Columbus Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
W Walks to Lunch is being sponsored by the Passport to Wellness program to encourage an environment of wellness on The W campus and support downtown merchants who will be providing a discount to all patrons who have a W ID, according to April Barlow, coordinator of professional learning.
“Our goal here is to get our campus walking. Every step helps create a healthier lifestyle and walking is an excellent exercise that a person can do for a lifetime,” she said. “This is a great way to get your whole office, class or even club involved, and don’t forget to wear your W blue.”
All W Committed to Wellness offices are asked to start at the front gate, register for prizes and head to a downtown eatery or participating business. The restaurants will be providing the discount only from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but the stores will be providing discounts all day to anyone with a W ID.
Show a W ID and receive the following savings:
Cafe on Main-20 percent; Coffee House on 5th-10 percent; Harvey’s-$5 gift card; Huck’s-15 percent; Zachary’s-15 percent; Beard’s Antiquities-20 percent off entire store;
Bella Interiors-20 percent off any regular priced items; Columbus Arts Council-$3 off coupons for any Omnova Show; Fashion Barn-30 percent off excluding formals and jeans; Grassroots Candle Company-10 percent; Hollyhocks-Free gift with purchase; The Purple Elephant-20 percent off selected items; Park Place-25 percent off the entire store.
Passport to Wellness is a community-wide health initiative targeting lifestyle choices related to diet, physical activity and stress management. It is funded by a grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
For more information about W Walks to Lunch or Passport to Wellness, please call Barlow at 662-329-7288 or visit muw.edu/passporttowellness.