Walk for Health on World Health Day 2013!
We start at 8:00am at Northeasat Plaza Shopping Mall (3307 Buford Highway) and we finish at Plaza Fiesta (4166 Buford Highway)
START YOUR TEAM AND HELP US FUNDRAISE FOR THIS TRAILBLAZING EVENT!
(click the "Start My Own Fundraiser" button)
-Your team name will be recognised in the HHCGA website (http://www.hhcga.org) as well as during the event.
-All your team members will receive a Latino 5K Walk t-shirt
-Your team name will be included in event banner
If you need to print a banner or sign for your team, our friends at Corporate Image Solutions are offering special rates for this event only. Click here to contact them.
WHY WALK WITH US?
With close to 1,000,000 Latinos in Georgia, our Latino/Hispanic population in Georgia is a young one and relatively healthy. However, the Georgia Latino Health Report shows that Latinos are at a higher risk to develop cardiovascular diseases and obesity among other health issues.
Adding to those statistics, 2/3 of Latinos in the state lack access to health care, a much higher ration than the national average.
87% of all Latino children under 18 yo are American citizens.
The walk is an initiative to get the community out to walk and incorporate exercise as part of their lives.
The walk is a celebration of life, health and hope for the community in GA.
WHY BUFORD HIGHWAY?
FUNDS RAISED BY TEAMS WILL HELP UNDERWRITE THE OPERATION OF THE EVENT AND PROVIDE SUPPORT TO OUR OBESITY PREVENTION FUND, THROUGH EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND RESEARCH THROUGH OUR PROMOTORAS NETWORK AND ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR.