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African American Men Wellness Walk Initiative

African American Men Wellness Walk Initiative

Start date:
8/27/2016-7:00 AM
End date:
8/27/2016-12:30 PM

The National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative: 5k Walk/Run

Saturday, August 27, 2016
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106

Free health screening at 7:00 a.m.
Walk/Run at 9:00 a.m.
Kids Walk at 11:00 a.m.

This 5K Annual Wellness Walk Initiative is a charitable event that improves health and wellness awareness in the urban community.

This year, 2016, marks the 12th year for the African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative (AAMWWI). Founded by Mr. John Gregory of the National Center for Urban Solutions, this effort to bring awareness to health disparities affecting African American men in Ohio has become a NATIONAL INITIATIVE, spreading rapidly across the country.

The AAMWWI has provided thousands of free health screenings across the state of Ohio, resulting in recognition from President Barack Obama, and August being declared as ‘African American Male Wellness Month’ by Governor John Kasich of Ohio. In 2016 the momentum has spread to include 9 events, involving 10 cities.

The overall health and wellness of the community is dependent on the health of our men. African American males are dying from preventable diseases at nearly 10 times the rate of other men, and it is this fact that drives the mission of the AAMWWI. It is our responsibility to raise awareness, educate, and guide our men to avenues of better health. 

Improving the health of any community requires dedication, commitment and great effort. In order to be successful, we must work cooperatively with healthcare providers, community health organizations, businesses, governmental agencies, and dedicated individuals across our nation. Together we WILL improve the health of our men and our families.

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