Story last updated at 9/16/2009 - 11:48 am
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Health Promotion, Diabetes and Lifestyle Balance programs will host the second annual "Just Move It" day of activities on Saturday, Oct. 10, in five communities throughout the region.
A variety of free community walking events will take place in Haines, Juneau, Angoon, Kake and Klawock. Sitka plans to host a Just Move It event in the spring. The events are part of the national Just Move It campaign to promote healthy physical activity for American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are open to all members of the community. By hosting the events on Oct. 10, the activities will tie in with the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp meetings taking place that week in Juneau. Transportation will be available to take people from Grand Camp to the Juneau Just Move It event.
Angoon - Angoon Walking For Diabetes. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Angoon City Shop. For more details, contact Doreen McCluskey at 788-4637 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lenora Walker at 788-4632 or email@example.com.
Haines - Totem to Totem Walk. Meet at 10 a.m. at Haines Borough School Friendship Pole for a walking loop around town that will end back at the school. For more details, contact Mandy Ramsey at 766-6317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juneau - Diamond Park Walk. Meet from 1-5 p.m. at the Diamond Park Field House to walk or run around the indoor track, participants record laps and each lap earns a ticket for prize drawings, transportation will be available to take people from ANB/ANS Grand Camp to this event. For more details, contact Rocky Plotnick at 364-4452 or email@example.com.
Kake - Totem to Totem Walk. Meet at 1 p.m. at the world's tallest totem on the hill (next to the SEARHC Kake Health Center) and walk down the hill to the Kake Tribal Totem Pole. Refreshments will be served after the event. For more details, contact Georgie Davis-Gastelum at 785-6516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Klawock - Community Walk from Klawock School to Veteran's Memorial Ballpark and back. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Klawock School gym for refreshments, door prizes, free reflectors and registration for a 10,000-step program after the event. For details, contact June May at 755-4959 or email@example.com.