DIEMlife and Syracuse University Lerner Center Pledge to Promote Active Communities

The Syracuse University (SU) Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and DIEMlife have teamed up to take health and wellness activities to community members around New York State and beyond.

DIEMlife was born out of a mission to help communities thrive. DIEMlife offers an integrated online platform and free mobile app to help members reach their goals, build healthy habits, and connect with others who are equally keen to stay fit and focused.

Through an accessible app, users embark on ‘Quests®’ with all the tools they need to track progress, fundraise, learn about local events, and connect with worthy causes.

The Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion is a population and community health research center based in the Maxwell School. Healthy Monday is the Lerner Center’s signature initiative aimed at stopping the spread of chronic disease by offering weekly prompts to help communities start and sustain healthy behaviors. DIEMlife, the Lerner Center and Syracuse University’s Office of Alumni Engagement have joined forces to spark movement – and healthy competition – among alumni in the form of a virtual 5k race.

Driven by the DIEMlife platform, this Quest® will call alumni from across the country to commit to a 5k walk or run, with the aim of raising money to support scholarships for current students. Alumni can sign up for the Syracuse University Virtual 5k when registering for Orange Central, the University’s homecoming and reunion weekend, or the Coming Back Together homecoming celebration for Black and Latinx alumni.

Most important, during this time of change and challenge, this Quest® demonstrates the strong bond between Syracuse University alumni. It’s a bond that is strengthened by a commitment to giving back to the University and supporting the happiness, harmony and health of the Orange family.