Congratulations to our April Member of the Month, Heather McDade, DMD '17! She has done an amazing job as a committee member of the Health and Wellness Committee, including organizing and creating BU ASDA's very first RECIPE BOOK!!! Heather we want to recognize you for all your hard work and your effort in making BU ASDA the greatest chapter ever!!! We asked Heather a few questions to get to know her better, here are her answers!
Where are you from?
I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, but I grew up in Burlington, Ontario.
What made you want to get involved with ASDA?
I wanted to get involved in ASDA because I believe it is important to give back to the community and get involved with the school. I joined Health & Wellness because as a former competitive figure skater, I understand the importance of healthy eating and active living, and wanted to encourage that lifestyle within the GSDM!
What do you enjoy most about your committee?
I love that everyone on the Health & Wellness committee is extremely hard working and passionate about exercise and healthy eating. Wellness Week started out a few years ago with just the Stairway to Health event, but this year we added a core fusion class, rock-climbing, yoga, and a fun run, released a recipe book, and received donations for prizes from stores in the community!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I am a member of both the Marathon Sports and Heartbreakers run clubs. I also love doing yoga, cycling, downhill skiing, golf, and figure skating.
What is on your bucket list?
Running the Boston Marathon!
What is your most memorable ASDA moment?
My most memorable ASDA moment was creating BU ASDA's first ever recipe book; special thanks to Edith Lin and Ashley Zhang, DMD '19 for all of their help assembling it!! We received almost 70 recipes from GSDM students, staff, and faculty, and distributed an electronic copy to the whole school. We look forward to adding to it in the future!
Any last thoughts or comments?
Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make Wellness Week such an incredible success this year! Check your email for any future Health & Wellness events and updates!
Thank you again Heather!! You are truly #ASDAAwesome!