The African American Wellness Walk was established to provide a mechanism whereby African-American men, women and children can actively begin to take charge of their health, destiny and well-being through health awareness and prevention. The African American Wellness Walk event provides health information, education, free health screenings and promotes physical activity to reduce health complications. It serves as a community resource linking people to health services and wellness programs within Montgomery County.
It is a fun-filled festive event the entire family can enjoy and is a great way to take the first steps to creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family. Activities are geared toward early detection and maintenance approaches to chronic disease prevention. All proceeds benefit Mahogany's Child, a program for underserved African American men and women to help educate them about healthy behaviors and emphasize the importance of early detection of disease.