Oct. 7, 2011
-- The theme of this year’s Event is “Let’s Move” and will feature a 1 mile Fun Walk in Downtown Peekskill that will begin and end at Pugsley Park. On-site registration for the Fun Walk begins at 8:30 am, and the walk kicks off at 9:30 am. Our guest emcee is Kacey Morabito, of WHUD Radio, who will encourage and energize the walkers. The purpose of the walk is two-fold: to get the community moving more on a daily basis and raise awareness of organizations that are making a difference with their efforts to help out with hunger, food security and wellness in a holistic manner. Notably, the walk event will promote Fred’s Pantry which is operated by Caring for the Homeless in Peekskill and the newly established Jason C. Paige Health & Wellness Center in honor of the late Jason C. Paige.
After the Fun Walk the public is invited to experience a variety of free wellness activities including workshops (Tai Chi, Acupressure and Food demonstrations)
and take advantage of free health screenings for cholesterol, glucose/blood sugar and blood pressure. The activities will be held at the Hudson River HealthCare Center in Peekskill, 1037 Main Street.
Everyone is invited to participate in the Fun Walk. The first one hundred people to register and complete the walk will have a chance to win an IPod, valued at $200. To register for the Free workshops, go to www.active.com keyword: Peekskill, or pick up a Fun Walk registration form at the Health Center Lobby at 1037 Main street. For more details call Elizabeth L. Phillips, at 734-8612. This year’s fun walk is being managed by Events To Remember, a boutique event management company www.eventsremember.com.
Living At Our Best: Let’s Move! is sponsored by Project HOPE, a faith-based health promotion project organized by Hudson River HealthCare, funded in part by the Westchester Community Foundation in partnership with Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill, Inc., City of Peekskill, The Jason C. Paige Health and Wellness Center, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Peekskill Area Pastors Association and Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley.
The Westchester Community Foundation (WCF) is a nonprofit community endowment for the benefit of Westchester County. Its mission is to develop and manage philanthropic resources, and to distribute them in a way that is responsive to donor interests and community needs. The Foundation actively promotes charitable giving on behalf of the area’s nonprofit organizations. WCF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the country with assets of approximately $1.8 billion.
Hudson River HealthCare is a nationally-recognized network of seventeen community health centers located throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island. For more information about other programs and services available at HRHCare, or to locate a Center near you, call toll free 1-800-84-HEALTH.
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