DMC Challenge

Detroit Medical Center Kicks Off Sixth-Annual 61 Day Challenge

Health Awareness

Committed to helping people live happier, healthier lives beyond of the walls of its eight hospitals, Detroit Medical Center (DMC) kicked off its sixth-annual 61 Day Challenge, a campaign focused on creating healthier lifestyles across Detroit.

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, participants are challenged to consume less refined sugars, eat more fruits and vegetables and increase physical activity.

The 61 Day Challenge is an expansion of the 2012 “Say No to Soda Pop” campaign founded by Dr. Reginald Eadie, the chief operating officer of DMC.

In the spirit of Dr. Eadie’s philosophy of “education through explanation,” each participant is also urged to educate at least one other person on how to live a healthier lifestyle during the campaign.

“Being healthy simply means choosing the right options for your body's well-being," says Dr. Eadie. "The 61 Day Challenge provides individuals with the education and motivation that makes that choice easier."

DMC hosted a kick-off event on Friday, Oct. 27 at DMC Harper-Hutzel Hospital, attended by participants and community partners, including AARP, the American Heart Association and the Detroit Fire and Police Departments. To learn more about the 61 Day Challenge, visit