United Way News

Florence's Biggest Loser Week Four Results

February 15, 2019

Contestants in the 2019 Florence's Biggest Loser finished off Week Four of the program with 516 pounds lost and over $1,260 in Fan-Favorite votes raised for those in need in Florence County! read more

Biggest Loser: How Sweet It Is, Update on Artificial Sweeteners

February 5, 2019

In the quest for weight loss, many people replace sugar with artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes used to replace sugar. Some have been formulated from natural substances, such as herbs or even sugar. Artificial sweeteners are also known as intense sweeteners because they are much sweeter tasting than sugar. Found in different colored packets at restaurants, these sweeteners are an attractive option since they contain no calories. They are used widely in processed foods such as beverages, baked goods, candies, and dairy products and can also be used in sweet treats baked at home. read more

Biggest Loser Contestants Share Motivation For Getting Started

February 5, 2019

With each Florence’s Biggest Loser program, the United Way of Florence County and program partners, the McLeod Health and Fitness Center and the Morning News, want to help individuals in the Pee Dee create healthy habits and live overall healthier lives. For those individuals who were not able to participate in the program, the Morning News will be sharing information on how to live healthier in every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday edition of the paper. For each Monday edition, we will ask the current Florence’s Biggest Loser contestants to share their experiences, advice, and stories as they go through the program. read more

Biggest Loser: When In Doubt, Superset It Out

February 5, 2019

Have you ever started to head to the gym with the intent of doing a killer workout that gets your heart pumping, burns major calories, and works your muscles? Sounds like a great idea, right? The only problem is that most of us have no idea what kind of workout we are going to do to achieve those goals.  You get to the gym, warm up, and then are ready to start, but you haven’t quite decided what exercises you are going to do. You decide to do a total body workout and just pick some exercises that you like and that aren’t too difficult. After an hour of working out, you decide that you’ve done enough and are ready to go home. This sounds like a good trip to the gym except you didn’t achieve that killer workout that you really wanted to do. read more

When In Doubt, Superset It Out

February 5, 2019

Have you ever started to head to the gym with the intent of doing a killer workout that gets your heart pumping, burns major calories, and works your muscles? Sounds like a great idea, right? The only problem is that most of us have no idea what kind of workout we are going to do to achieve those goals.  You get to the gym, warm up, and then are ready to start, but you haven’t quite decided what exercises you are going to do. You decide to do a total body workout and just pick some exercises that you like and that aren’t too difficult. After an hour of working out, you decide that you’ve done enough and are ready to go home. This sounds like a good trip to the gym except you didn’t achieve that killer workout that you really wanted to do. read more

United Way Establishes United for U.S. Fund to Benefit Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown

January 23, 2019

United Way Worldwide today announced that it has established the United for U.S. Fund to benefit federal workers, contractors and others who may be impacted by the ongoing government shutdown. read more

United Way of Florence holds ribbon cutting after joining chamber

January 23, 2019

The United Way of Florence held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday celebrating its new membership with the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. read more

Russell Steps Up As Interim President

December 18, 2018

Kevin Russell is the interim president of the United Way of Florence County following a change of leadership in mid-October. read more

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with United Way!

November 27, 2018

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with United Way!   There's Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now #GivingTuesday. read more

United Way Presents Check to the Florence County Sheriff's Office

November 14, 2018

United Way Presents Check to the Florence County Sheriff's Office   Here at the United Way of Florence County, we make sure that your donations impact pressing needs in Florence County; such as advocating and providing services for abused children. read more