The African American Wellness Walk was established to provide a mechanism whereby African-American men, women and children can actively begin to take charge of their health, destiny and well-being through health awareness and prevention. Please complete the easy online form to register for this year’s African American Wellness Walk.
The Walk is this Sat, June 14th and kicks off with opening ceremonies at 8am at RiverScape MetroPark. On site will be information, education, health screenings, and community linkages to health services to over 3000 African Americans residing within Montgomery County as it related to diabetes and heart disease prevention. It is a fun filled festive event the entire family can enjoy and is a great way to take the first steps to creating healthier lifestyles.
During the 5k fitness walk, group cohesiveness brings together Montgomery County’s African American community and friends to exercise, celebrate and raise awareness about African Americans men risk factors and complications associated with Cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Activities are geared toward preventive and maintenance approaches to chronic disease prevention.
The Heart Fair will involve 75 or more community health agencies displays. They will provide health information, education and serve as our community linkage to needed ser-vices to assist in decreasing health disparities in our community. Free health screenings will be provided in the Heart Fair area
Kid’z Korner (“Smart Kids Make Healthy Choices”) is designed to promote healthy eating habits among chil-dren and it stresses the importance of physical activity to prevent childhood obesity. Hand on foods festive demos will be conducted with the children. The Kis will enjoy fun games, T-shirts, bike helmets, fitness sessions and more. The children will receive recipe booklets and other healthy incentives to promote healthy behavior changes. Kid’z Korner has a huge raffle during the event. Don’t forget to register you child for the raffl