The purpose of the Walk for Healthy Living Program is to expand the annual Links Walk-A-Thon to incorporate walking as a way of life to promote health and wellness for The Links, their families and the communities they serve by participating in other annual walk-a-thons, sponsored by associations and organizations, such as the National Diabetes Association, the National Heart Association Walk, the American Cancer Association Walk, the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure and other local and national walks.
Specific goals include:
- Engage all Links to improve their health and the health of their families by committing to regular walking or other aerobic exercise and making daily healthy nutrition choices.
- Educate our communities about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition in improving health and wellness by conducting seminars and developing and or distributing health promotion material.
- Provide financial support to organizations that promote good health or prevent disease.
- Enhance the visibility of The Links, Incorporated through participating in major events that attract media attention and publicity.
These goals can easily be integrated into other facets of The Links; supporting the VISION of “eliminating disparities so as to reduce barriers to service through leadership and friendship by exemplary programming.”
For more information, visit www.linksinc.org, and click on Programs, National Trends and Services.