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African American Wellness Walk

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2018 African American Wellness Walk
A 5k non-competitive fitness walk
Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:00 am
Riverscape MetroPark

Pre-registration for the 2018 African American Wellness Walk is now closed. You can still register the day of the walk. Registration begins at 7:30 am.

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. The African American Wellness Walk event provides health information, education, free health screenings and promotes physical activity to reduce health complications. It serves as a community resource linking people to health services and wellness programs within Montgomery County. It is a fun-filled festive event the entire family can enjoy and is a great way to take the first steps to creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family. Activities are geared toward early detection and maintenance approaches to chronic disease prevention. All proceeds benefit Mahogany's Child, a program for underserved African American men and women to help educate them about healthy behaviors and emphasize the importance of early detection of disease.

Johnson HSThis year's celebrity guest is Syleena Johnson, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and actress. A passion that persist in Syleena's heart is health and wellness. A few years ago she launched, SheLean Health & Fitness which helps women in the area of health, nutrition and fitness. SheLean Nutrition, Health and Fitness is an online company created to cater to women of various demographics. SheLean believes that optimal health and wellness starts in the home with the woman, who is the threshold of the family. Thus, by motivating and educating her with the tools to achieve mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health, it will subsequently trickle down to the family and help to prevent disease, mental illness, and obesity by the masses. Their mission and goal is to create an online network and portal where women can attain the resources to do just that. The motto is that in order for one to achieve Health and Wellness, one must first understand Health from Awareness. The bible says, “My people perish from lack of knowledge.” SheLean intends to save lives, but to also increase the quality of living of those lives.

Content Updated: May 31, 2018

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