Community Partners

Lighten Up Onslow is provided as a free community service by Onslow Memorial Hospital.
Onslow Memorial Hospital is proud to include the following community partners below, who support our efforts to help make our community healthier.


As a nation and as a City, we are facing the reality that the health of our population is becoming the number one financial and social issue of our time.   As an employer of over 550 staff, the City recognizes the importance of a health,  well trained work force.   City services are delivered each day  by individual employees.   In order to meet the Mayor and Council’s goal of quality services to our citizens, it is essential to have a healthy work force.   The City is proud to join with the Onslow Memorial Hospital in their efforts to address this social issue and commend them for their leadership.  The City endorses Lighten Up Onslow and will encourage our staff and all citizens to participate.  Let’s make 2017 the year of truly “Lightening up Onslow”. 

The Mayor and City Council, Jacksonville, NC


2017 Prizes

NEW - Weekly Winners!Each Week a team that loses the greatest percentage of weight or accumulates the greatest average number of steps will win 1-month free membership to  Gold’s Gym. (Weekly winners will alternate between weight loss and most steps)


Each team member of the team that loses the greatest percentage of weight and/or accumulates the greatest average number of steps for the competition has a chance to win one of the following prizes:


- One winning team will win The Impeccable Plate $15 gift card.


- One winning team will win their choice of a Second Wind Eco Tours, Yoga, & Spa 30 minute massage, or reflexology session, or a mini spa event with yoga. Or 4 kayak rentals or a paddle board rental for 2 hours.


- A $15 coupon for Rita’s Italian Ice for each member of a winning team


- One winning team will each win a Yeti Tumbler

- One winning team will each win a S'well Water Bottle

- One winning team will each win Blue Tooth Headphones

- One winning team will each win Running  Phone-Armbands

- One winning team will win 4 Free Zumba Classes from Zumba Fitness


Gold’s Gym

Every Lighten Up Onslow participant can receive a 7-day trial to join Gold's Gym.
To receive your trial offer, print and take this coupon to Gold’s Gym in Jacksonville.


Second Wind will offer experiences to our guests that enhance their lives physically, mentally and spiritually.  We will ensure we deliver services that make a lasting impression and instill a sense of well-being for all.  We will respect our environment and create awareness among ourselves and others to preserve and protect our natural resources. They will offer $5 off any package (Yoga, reflexology, spa services, kayaking)


The Impeccable Plate brings healthy options to you and your family. Perfectly proportioned to nourish your body, our meals contain a lean protein, whole grain, vegetable, and roasted fresh fruit. Each filling and nutritious meal is under 600 calories. Perfectly Proportioned to nourish your body. They are offering a 10% discount on any purchase for all Lighten Up Onslow participants!  PHONE 910.459.0716


Rita’s in Jacksonville is a favorite local destination. Rita’s is offering 150 free kids size Italian Ice coupons. These will be available at the Lighten Up Onslow Kickoff Event on Saturday January 24th 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Lowes Foods. Reward your efforts with a healthy treat like the Sugar-Free Italian Ice! Ritas: 345-D Western Blvd Jacksonville, NC 28541


Zumba Fitness
Zumba Fitness is offering a big discount on all Lighten Up Onslow participants! From January 24 – May 31, 2017 Zumba Fitness classes on Tuesday and Thursday s from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Commons Recreation Center 100 Recreation Lane, Jacksonville, NC 28546 will be $20 a month (that’s a $15 savings!). Click here for the Zumba Fitness coupon.


Carobell has participated in Onslow Memorial Hospital’s Lighten Up Onslow Challenge for the past six years and we’ve come to look forward to it each January.  There are so many positives to the program it’s hard to mention them all.  From the humorous team names to the friendly competition, to heightened staff morale and most importantly to raising health consciousness, it’s just all good for Carobell.  Participating in the program has been a life changing experience for many Carobell staff who have continued their exercise programs and healthy eating habits long after the program ended.   So let’s go, Onslow County.  Choose to be a lighter, healthier you in 2017 and join the Challenge.


The Onslow County Partnership for Children has been working to strengthen the system of care surrounding children and families in our community since 1998.  We unite all sectors of the community toward the healthy development of its youngest citizens and toward the future prosperity of our community as a whole.  Since 2011 we have participated in Shape NC – an initiative designed to increase the number of children arriving in kindergarten at a healthy weight through promoting healthy eating, outdoor learning environments that encourage active play and exploration, and child care policies and practices that promote and support health for staff, children, and families in child care centers and through our work with community stakeholders to promote awareness and work collaboratively on behalf of the improved health of children and families.
Lighten Up Onslow is important to our community – working together we can help families learn more about healthy eating, re-thinking their drinks, and becoming more active in Onslow. 

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