June 15, 2009

We Need Your Help!

Free on Tuesday night? Looking to do something besides watching your most recent Netflix selection? Volunteer at the Spirit of Health event with Bread for the City!

The Black Women’s Health Imperative in partnership with Bread for the City, and the Women's Missionary Societies of the AME and AME Zion churches is hosting an exciting health and wellness event for Black Women in Southeast DC entitled "Spirit of Health: Black Women Inspired and Empowered." The event will take place Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church located at 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE in Washington, DC.

To volunteer, email Melissa at marsenie@breadforthecity.org

The event will include screenings, a healthy family meal, a talk show style educational session on living and being well, pampering sessions, fitness demonstrations, health information, community resources, and fun activities for children.

In light of our recent blog post on the health of Black women in DC, events like this are important to educate and inform communities about healthful living. Your volunteering at the event will make the end goal of the Spirit of Health, or "increasing physical activity, making healthy food choices, and embracing emotional wellness," more of a reality for Black women in DC.

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