Walkathon raises awareness for the connections between mental and physical health
Raleigh, NC – November 1, 2012 – In collaboration with Wake County Human Services, FHR hosted the “Power Link Walkathon” at Anderson Point Park to celebrate health and wellness throughout the community.
Over 50 people joined together for line dancing, trivia games, and of course, the walkathon. The Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Section of Wake County Human Services sponsored this event. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program Manager Dana Barnes explains that the event was a day full of fun and positivity. “Overall, I think it was a huge success,” she says with a grin.
Participants were able to receive a free blood pressure screening prior to the walk. During the main event, walkers had the opportunity to “earn” or collect paper clips per lap that they walked. After the walk, these clips were connected to form the “Power Link.”
“It’s important for everyone to understand the connection between good mental and physical health,” Barnes says. “A strong mind equals a healthy body. We hope that participants took this message home with them.”
Along with prizes provided by Wake County Human Services, attendees enjoyed health and wellness trivia games, music, door prizes, and more.
For more information about FHR North Carolina, please contact Regional Director Diana Wydo at 919-573-6542.