To Your Health

Fitness and health don’t usually get you much outside recognition. Not for nothing is there a play called The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner. But two College staff members have gotten a little worldly recompense for their healthy activism.

• Tierney Lyons, reference/serials librarian, competed in the Dublin (Ireland) City Marathon on October 29 to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. It was her first marathon, and she trained for four months to be able to run its 26.2 miles. She raised $4,000 for arthritis research and dedicated the run to her father, who suffers from several forms of the degenerative condition.

• Michael Wilson, director of public relations, won the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Valley’s Advocacy Award at the group’s annual dinner, December 11 in Bethlehem. Wilson (who worked, before he came to Moravian, for the New York City Deparment of Health) is a committed correspondent on tobacco issues. He writes to legislators and public health officials and newspapers whenever smoking comes to the public agenda. He was interviewed about his activities on behalf of a smoke-free environment on the January 18 edition of the public-affairs show Lehigh Valley Tempo on Channel 39, the Public Broadcasting Service affiliate for the valley.