State House Leaders Unveil Historic and Healthy Monuments

Senator Harvey Peeler (R-Cherokee) and Representative Neal Collins (R-Pickens) and other state leaders unveiled new State House monuments dedicated to A Healthier State House on March 22 in the East Gardens of the South Carolina State House grounds.

The new granite markers include an interactive component that allows State House regulars and visitors to track their physical activity based on several walking trails that are easily accessible on the State House grounds. These monuments also serve as a symbol of the state’s dedication to encouraging healthy, active lifestyles among its citizens. 

“We're excited to give state leaders and State House visitors another way to be active and healthy," said Rep. Collins. 

A Healthier State House was launched in 2016 by the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and Fitbit in partnership with many of the state’s top health organizations including:

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

SC Alliance of YMCAs

SC Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Eat Smart, Move More SC

Palmetto Health

Providence Health

Hilton Head Hospital

SCHA and Fitbit are proud to continue A Healthier State House, a partnership with the South Carolina General Assembly to improve health awareness and make South Carolina a healthier place to live, work, play and govern. A Healthier State House has brought together more than 100 state elected officials, as well as lobbyists and legislative staff, to engage in a wellness program focused on healthier lifestyles.

03-23-2017 02:46 (EDT)