Girls Get Walking

Some of you will be wondering what is happening on Sunday afternoon, March 1oth at about 4:30pm, on Opdyke Road’s bike paths.

I can tell you what you’ll see if you go by:  a large number of women and girls walking.  These women and girls are improving their health by walking for 100 minutes as part of a national effort called Girl Trek.   They are walking to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s legacy and to bring attention to the health crisis that many African-American women face. They know they can improve their health and set an example for others by just walking.

They’ll be meeting near the start of the Clinton River trail and walking south on the sidewalk to South Boulevard — they are planning to make it in 100 minutes.  And they hope to have 100 participants.

Thanks to Zelma Newkirk, wife of retired City Councilman Otis Newkirk, who called me to let me know about their event.

If you want to show support,  I’m sure you’ll be welcome to join them on Sunday.  I hear the weather is going to be great–it will be a great day to get walking.

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