Duke Diet and Fitness Center Assistance Fund

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Helping To Build Healthy Communities

We know that many who could benefit from our services cannot afford the full cost of the program. To assist these individuals, a permanent endowment was established to offset much of the program fee for those who otherwise would not be able to take advantage of the DFC program.


At present, the fund assists 2-4 individuals each year, depending on their length of stay. With your help, our goal is to assist up to 10 clients annually with stays up to 2-4 weeks to focus on weight management, health, and fitness goals. The fund covers the majority of program expenses only, however, so recipients must be prepared to pay for their housing and any add-on services during their stay at Duke.



Gifts to this endowment will allow the DFC to assist a greater number of individuals who struggle with health and weight issues, issues that are often compounded by the stress of financial insecurity.

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Thank you for your interest in applying for an Assistance Fund grant to attend the four-week program at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. Please review the eligibility criteria listed on the application prior to submitting your application. The recipient selected will be responsible for housing and travel expenses and $1500.00 towards the four –week program fee.

Applications will be accepted during the following time periods:

  • April 1-  April 30, 2018
  • August 1 – August 31,2018
  • December 1 – December 31,2018 

Please review the application requirements to avoid any delays in processing your request for an Assistance Fund grant.

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With more than 40-year years of experience in delivering wellness and weight loss programs, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center has established itself as one of the leading weight loss and total body health destinations for health conscious individuals seeking a residential style health program focused on natural weight loss.

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