The Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center provides state-of-the-art resources and programs in a welcoming, light-filled environment. It is a model for how people can enjoy a positive lifestyle that incorporates the best practices of exercise and nutrition. By conducting research and education on healthy living, the center will ultimately help people throughout the United States and around the world.
Dan Abraham, founder of Slim-Fast, is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. "Mayo Clinic saved my life many times and then helped me to improve my health and performance dramatically," says Mr. Abraham. "I was so grateful to Mayo and its staff that I wanted to do something to express my thanks."
The first Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center opened as an amenity for Mayo Clinic staff in 1995, followed by a second facility that has been in service since 1998. The Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center building opened in 2007.
With additional support from Mr. Abraham, a five-floor expansion opened in 2014, extending its mission to patients and, through the center's innovations and discoveries, to people everywhere. Since its inception, the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center has earned recognition as a national leader among corporate wellness programs.
"Ewa and I are inspired and energized by the Mayo employees whose lives have been helped by participating in the center," says Mr. Abraham. "Now we are embarked on an even greater course — healthy living programs for all patients who come to Mayo Clinic and, eventually, for all Americans. Our goal is to help improve the quality of life and reduce health care costs in the United States. This innovative center will help make America stronger and more competitive by helping people enjoy greater health and longer life expectancy."