Theresa A Bush
Director of Public Relations & Communications
African American Male Wellness Agency
(Black PR Wire) COLUMBUS, OHIO – The National African American Male Wellness Agency is bringing the wellness Walk/Run 5K to Chicago, Ill. Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Southside YMCA 6330 S. Stoney Island Ave., Chicago, IL. 60637, beginning 7 a.m. This is the 1st annual Walk/Run 5K coming to the “Windy City”. This year’s honorary chairman is Pastor John F. Hannah of New Covenant Southeast Church. The goal of the NAAMWA is to raise awareness for preventable health diseases. The free health screenings that will be provided for registered participants are diabetes, BMI, prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, glucose, and much more. This event is free and fun for the whole family to enjoy. There will be a children’s play area, food and shopping vendors and community health partners on site for everyone to meet. The walk 5/K run is sponsored by Meijer, Northwestern University School of Medicine, MoreCare, Viral Concierge, Molina Healthcare, UIC, and the National Center for Urban Solutions. Sponsorship opportunities, volunteer and passion team applications are available on the website: aawellness.org.
Chicago ranks close to last, in almost every leading health outcome. In Illinois and nationwide, these health disparities are significantly worse for those who have systematically faced obstacles to health due to their socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, geographic location, and other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. – Illinois State Health Dept. website.
Established in 2004, the mission of the African American Wellness Agency (AAWA) is to increase the life expectancy of African American men in physical health, mental health, financial health, fatherhood and research. We have embraced an expanded focus into six core initiatives that also include mentorship and research that develop men into great fathers and remove barriers that may hinder their participation in the lives of their children. We are “The Holistic Black Impact of Health and Wellness for African American Men and their families”.