THE DOWNLOAD: Walkers, Survivors, Travelers

Provost Ralph J. Hexter and others stretch before a UC Walks event at UC Davis.
Provost Ralph J. Hexter, center, stretches with other UC Walks participants in front of Shields Library last week. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)

UC Davis faculty and staff laced up their comfortable shoes and hit the pavement last week for UC Walks, an annual event held on various dates around the UC system. On the Davis campus (May 31) and the Sacramento campus (May 17), participants had the opportunity to try out the university's new walking loops.

Ralph J. Hexter and Ken Burtis walk during UC Walks.
Ralph J. Hexter, provost, and Ken Burtis, faculty advisor to the chancellor and provost, stride during UC Walks. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)

The Staff and Faculty Health and Well-Being Program tallied 355 walkers on the Davis campus and 432 on the Sacramento campus. The UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources joined most of the UC campuses in observing UC Walks on May 16, and reported a count of 450 participants at ANR facilities around the state.

UC Walks is over for this year, but the UC Davis walking loops are here to stay: Look for the colorful medallions on the ground marking the four 1-mile routes on the Davis campus and a 1-mile loop and a half-mile loop on the Sacramento campus. Click here for maps.

The above UC Walks video was posted by Rose Cabral, wellness ambassador for Mrak Hall. 

Celebrating cancer survivors

UC Davis Health marked National Cancer Survivors Day by honoring patients at a recent Sacramento Republic FC game. The stadium crowd saw the above video at Saturday's game (June 2), in which Sacramento prevailed over Orange County, 1-0. A second video, also shown at the game, is available on the UC Davis Health YouTube channel.

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