Selma Links hosts 28th Annual Walk for Healthy Living Saturday

Published 5:29 am Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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By  Staff Reports

The Selma Times-Journal

Lace up your tennis shoes. Let’s get Moving. The Selma (AL) Chapter of The Links, Inc. will host the 28th Annual Walk for Healthy Living Walk-A-Thon on Saturday at The Valley Creek Park.

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With 299 chapters across the U.S., Nassau, Bahamas, and London, England participating, The Links galvanize members, families, and their communities to raise awareness about the benefits of walking while raising funds to help support community programs.

The Annual Walk-A-Thon is a part of the chapter’s HeartLink program to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease risk factors and the importance of making physical activity, specifically walking, an important component of daily life.   

Selma Chapter Walk-A-Thon Chairperson Phenicia Nunn knows all too well the benefits of consistent physical activity.

“Simply walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes or more several days a week can lead to significant health improvements,” Nunn said. “When an individual prioritizes their health by walking, you are taking steps toward improved fitness and stress, better cognitive function, and an overall happier mood.”

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Warm-Up begins at 8:30 a.m., Walk Begins at 9 a.m..

The Grand Marshalls will be Dr. Zickeyous Byrd and Mr. Anthony Sampson, Selma City School, and Dallas County Superintendents, respectively.

Educational informational booths, voter registration drive, food giveaway, and music.

Proud partners of this year’s Walk for Healthy Living include Rural Health Medical Program, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta’s Gamma Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter, Pediatric Adolescent Medicine, Incorporated, Salute Selma, and National Council of Negro Women.

“We look forward to the community’s participation. We have an opportunity to make a difference…walk today, walk tomorrow, continue to walk because cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer of Americans said Dr. Evelyn Evans, Links President of the Selma Chapter, Dr. Evelyn Evans says. “ Join Us. Keep walking…to keep ourselves healthy, to keep our kids healthy, and to make our community healthier.”

For additional information contact Phenicia Nunn