Join the GirlTrek We Are Harriet Tribute Walk!

As I continue my commitment to discovering a healthier me, I am proud to share the work of many others who are doing the same =)
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Founded in 2010 and based in Washington, DC, GirlTrek is a groundbreaking national 501 (c)(3) non-profit with a simple message of healthy, active living.  As you know, Black women are disproportionately affected by and dying from preventable diseases like heart disease, stroke and diabetes.  These diseases are obesity-related and 4 out of 5 of us are over a healthy weight. Among women, Black women have the shortest life expectancy, living 3.5 years less than the national average. Since its inception, GirlTrek has led national walking campaigns and trained local volunteers to lead “walking revolutions” in their neighborhoods. The organization is quickly becoming a leader in community-based health solutions.

Last year, over 10,000 Black women and girls (“Trekkers”) walked with GirlTrek. This year, to commemorate 100 years since the passing of Harriet Tubman, GirlTrek is holding a “moving tribute” on Sunday, March 10, 2013 in cities across the nation. On that day, close to 20,000 Trekkers will walk in solidarity for 100 minutes in Harriet Tubman’s honor. This event will mark the beginning of an 8-week commitment to live healthier, more active lives by walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days per week. If Harriet Tubman could walk to freedom, we can walk to better health!

 

It costs you absolutely nothing to join in this movement.  Just a commitment to walk! To learn more and register, please visit www.girltrek.org.

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  1. Great movement! I’m 100% positive that I can complete those 100 minutes. The 10th is the same day as the Travel and Adventure show. I hear those shows are huge with so many vendors that I’ll be moving for hours!

    Thanks for sharing this! I love to see these sorts of grassroots movements growing and making a positive difference.
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  2. This is a wonderful cause! I may have to check this out! Thanks for linking up this week!
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  3. Get your walk on!!!

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  1. […] Sidebar: The event my friend is a part of is a national walk given by GirlTrek. GirlTrek is a national non-profit that addresses health and wellness issues among black women and promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. Part of Sunday’s national walk is honoring the legacy of Harriet Tubman. Check out the brief write up about Girl Trek at the blog I Choose The Sun.  […]

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