Meet the Challengers

Jenny Felizzi - Age 42 - Diabetes
Since completing the challenge I am on a course to continue forward with the healthy lifestyle changes I've made during the 12 week challenge.  My goal is to stay focused, to not get discouraged when I have weak moments because they will happen, to continue increasing my activity level...

Meet the Challengers

Felix Gonzalez - Age 54 - Diabetes & Heart Disease
My disease is still with me, so I still have a challenge to keep going.  But being better equipped, my goal is to reach others and make them aware that they also could overcome, and become successful managers of their health conditions.  To me the best salesperson is word of mouth,...

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Vickie Kelly - Age 59 - Diabetes & Heart Disease
That I did, in just a few short 12 weeks, I have lost weight, lowered my cholesterol, kept my sugar normal, and lowered my blood pressure so much that my doctor took me off my prescription blood pressure medicine!! Thank you all for helping me save my life!!  I also want to thank my...

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Janis Kinard-Lopez - Age 58 - Diabetes
I will continue to tell others about the program. I will continue to set short and long term goals for myself. I will continue to move it, move it, move it.I try very hard to limit my sweets. I will attempt to check on the other challengers once a month or whenever. I will call Chris, Sarah,...

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Bob Todd - Age 63 - Diabetes & Heart Disease
Now that I have completed the Challenge, what’s in store of me? Continuation, after all, the whole point was to effect a lifestyle change. I’ll take this time to chime in my two cents about the Challenge focus, which to me seemed to lean way too heavily on weight...

Are you ready to do what it takes to improve your health?

Lets work together Adams & York counties to kick Diabetes and Heart Disease goodbye, and improve the quality of health in our communities!

Join the I Can! Challenge 

Start your new year off with a new healthy lifestyle! The 2013 classroom challenges are starting January 15 in York and January 16 in Gettysburg! The weekly classes are held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. For more details and to register call 717-801-4830! You must register by January 11!

It's your turn to take the Challenge! Do it individually by downloading our guide, or sign up for the next classroom challenge!

What is the "I Can!" Challenge all about?

Maybe you've just been diagnosed with diabetes or heart disease and don't know where to begin.  Or maybe you've been fighting one or both of these conditions for years and have tried to improve your health but haven't been successful.  Either way, following our Challenge will give you the direction and the support you need to make it work.  You can do it!!

And, you don't have to do it alone!  The I Can! Challenge has swept through York and Adams counties and many people are taking the Challenge for themselves!  Five people from our area have successfully completed the Challenge and have shared their own journey with you!  Read their bios and blogs to see how they did it and overcame obstacles that stood in their way.

Be sure to check out Challenge Videos of each weekly challenge and how the Challengers did it!

Many employers and organizations put together their own Challenge teams. You can organize a team at your work, at your church or in your neighborhood. All the information you need to lead a team is right HERE.

All the tools you need are right here on our Web site.  They will show you how to set goals, work with your doctor, eat healthy, fit physical activity into your schedule and more!  Our expert advice will guide you step-by-step and our interactive message board will encourage you along the way. Also, be sure to become a fan of the I Can! Facebook page!

When it comes to improving your health, step up to the challenge and say, "I Can!"

What else can you do?

Quick Tips

1. Stretch Your Muscles
2. Overcome the Physical Activity Barrier
3. Ask for Sauces and Dressings on the Side
4. Instead of Butter on the Baked Potato
Learn more about these quick tips