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Metro Newsroom

Faith Walk Slated for Saturday

Wednesday March 26, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (March 25, 2008) People from churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of faith throughout Louisville will participate in the Second Annual Faith Walk on Saturday, March 29th in Shawnee Park at Broadway and Southwestern Parkway.

WHAT:     Louisville Faith Walk

WHEN:     Saturday, March 29, 2008
               Warm-up begins 8:30 a.m.
               Walk begins 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:    Shawnee Park
               Southwestern Parkway & Broadway

The event will begin with an opening warm-up 8:30 a.m. at the bandstand off the Broadway entrance to Shawnee Park. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. with a one mile route for beginners and an extended route of three miles for more experienced walkers. The first 200 to sign up will also receive a 50-million challenge pedometer and challenge kit from State Farm.

“The walk is a way for people of all faiths to demonstrate their belief in leading a healthier lifestyle,” said Metro Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Adewale Troutman.

Event sponsors include the Metro Public Health and Wellness Department’s Faith and Health Network, Norton Healthcare, the Area Health Education Center, State Farm Insurance, and the Steward Staff, Humana Market POINT and the YMCA.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, phone 574-8045.