Community Partners and Sponsors

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 and sponsors below. They support our efforts to help make our community healthier. Let’s all Eat Better.

Move More, and Stress Less!


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


2018 Prizes

First Place Teams
- Top team (each team member) that loses the greatest percentage of weight will win a $50 Gift Certificate!
- Top team (each team member) that accumulates the greatest number of steps will win a $50 Gift Certificate!

Second and Third Place Teams
- One winning team (each team member) will win a Mandala Yoga Center reflexology session.
- One winning team (each team member) will win a Rita’s Italian Ice $15 gift card.
- One winning team (each team member) will win 4-Free Zumba Classes from Zumba Fitness


Mandala Yoga Center is the comprehensive place for wellness and joy. Offering the opportunity to connect mind, body and spirit through yoga, meditation, healing arts and professional services. We blend activities that empower individuals and their families to connect nature, adventure and self-discovery. Lighten Up Onslow participants receive a 5% discount!


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! Participants will be charged ZUMBA-monthly fee at $20 dollars. (classes have begun)     Yoga-8 free introductory classes at $5 each ,start January 8 -February 26, 2018. Zumba Fitness classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Yoga-8 classes on Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, both at the Commons Recreation Center 100 Recreation Lane, Jacksonville, NC 28546.

Click here for the Zumba Fitness Flyer. Click here for the Yoga-8 Flyer.


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 2018 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. 


Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce

The Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce has a 70 plus year tradition of doing what’s best for the business community. The Chamber is a volunteer organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promotion the civic and economic progress of our community.


Onslow County Health Department


It is the mission and purpose of Onslow County Health Department and Consolidated Human Services to deliver supportive social, economic, protective and health services that build better lives for individuals and families.

The content of Lighten Up Onslow, Onslow Memorial Hospital and its affiliates, is not a substitute for medical advice.  We encourage you to please consult your primary care provider  before beginning any exercise program or nutrition plan,  especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have any medical condition, or are taking any medication.  We do not endorse the use of any specific product, service or business, including but not limited to supplements, meal replacement products, diet plans, exercise equipment, health and fitness businesses, etc.  The contents on our website are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to diagnose any medical condition, replace the advice of a healthcare professional, or provide any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.


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