Avondale Feet in the Street presents...

African American Male Wellness Walk Cincinnati

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018

3495 Reading road, 45229 (Lincoln Park, rockdale avenue  @ Reading Road)

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Did You Know?

 

“In the City of Cincinnati, African-American men live an average of 63.8 years, exactly 10 years less than white men. Overall, rates of diseases and conditions ranging from diabetes and cancer to high blood pressure and hypertension are significantly higher for African-Americans in Cincinnati.” *
The overall health and wellness of the black community is dependent on the health of black men. African American men are dying from preventable diseases at 10 times the rate of other men, which drives the mission of the Cincinnati African American Male Wellness Walk (AAWALK). We believe making a lasting difference in lives improves the health and well being for all.

In 2013, the Avondale Development Corporation in partnership with the Avondale Running Club held the inaugural Avondale Feet in the Street 5K Walk/Run event.  This year, AAMWI will join the Avondale Feet in the Street 5K with a free 5K walk and free health screenings.   Individuals and families can participate in the AA Walk free of charge, i.e., free walk registration, free health screenings and the post-race festival.

The AAMWI was established in Columbus, Ohio in 2004 to begin the process of making men understand, through prevention, that one can live longer. The awareness campaign has expanded to Cleveland, Mahoning Valley, Toledo, Washington, D.C., as well as in cities in five states. It is the largest wellness initiative of its kind in Ohio and provides thousands of free health screening across the state, resulting in recognition from President Obama and a declaration from Governor John Kasich that August is African American Male Wellness Month.

The African American Male Wellness Initiative is dedicated to changing the health disparities among African American men and continues to be a leader in awareness for black men’s health by promoting men to:

  1. Know Your Numbers

  2. Get Moving

  3. Visit The Doctor Annually