The Kappa Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha will host their 10th Annual Walk it Out! Health Fair today.
What began as a national challenge to take 1,908 steps towards Washington DC, where the sorority was founded, to celebrate 100 years of existence has turned into a much-anticipated two-mile walk / three-mile run that offers health resources geared towards Madison’s Black community.
“While it may have started as a way to get our steps in it has grown into an annual event to celebrate health and wellness during the summer months,” said event organizer and sorority member Chloe Brown. “We want to make sure this year that we are health promoting in all aspects of health.”
This years event will include a raffle with some “really good prizes” to show community members they are appreciated for 10 years of support.
The event will also include massages and reflexology by Group Health Cooperative, a WERQ fitness demonstration led by Jacquelyne Garcia, a mental health workshop on risk on the risks dementia led by UW Psychology professor Dr. Diane Gooding and a healthy cooking demonstration lead by Chef Rodney Ladson and 100 Black Men of Madison.
“People can expect a workout,” Brown said. “People can expect to learn information
that will hopefully be valuable to them and the people around them.”
The 10th Annual Walk It Out event will take place in Warner Park from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and admissions is free.
“We hope that at the end of this event that there is a renewed sense of energy to continue our health goals and encourage each other in our self-care including physical and mental health,” Brown said.