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Worcester Health Encourages Men's Wellness with Just Walk for Men's Health Event

Snow Hill, MD - To kick off Men’s Health Month, the Worcester County Health Department in collaboration with the City of Pocomoke, is hosting its second Just Walk for Men’s Health event on June 1, at Cypress Park in Pocomoke City.

This event will include a walk, no-cost health screenings, community resources, and more. Pre-registration is encouraged through Google Forms and same-day registration is also available. The first 50 individuals to pre-register will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. This family and pet-friendly event is open to all county residents.  

Registration and check-in will start at 8:30 a.m., followed by a pre-walk warm-up at 9:00 a.m. with Gary Press, owner of G-Fit Boot Camp. The walk will begin at 9:15 a.m, afterwards participants are encouraged to visit health vendors and participate in free health screenings, including blood pressure and a diabetes risk assessment. Nutritionist Kelly Williams will provide a taste-testing of a healthy recipe. Other community resources in attendance will be Atlantic General Hospital, Corner Sanctuary Pocomoke Community Garden, and the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program.

“Participating in regular physical activity can help improve health and quality of life for individuals of all ages. Recent community health data found that about 1 in 3 men in Worcester County do not participate in physical activity and nearly 29 percent of Worcester County adults are not active. This event is a great opportunity to engage in activity with friends, family, and the community in the beautiful Cypress Park,” said Rebecca Jones, Health Officer for Worcester County.

For more information about the event, please call 410-632-1100 extension 1108. 

Thank you to the City of Pocomoke for their support of this event.

 

This activity is supported by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) with funding from the CDC/HHS and does not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, the U.S. Government.

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