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UNHS holding Walking Together for Healthier Nations event this Saturday - Medically Speaking, Volume One, Number Eleven 5/8/14

UNHS holding Walking Together for Healthier Nations event this Saturday

Everyone invited to participate in 18th Annual Walk to Four Corners Monument

The 18th annual Walking Together for Healthier Nations (WTHN) is scheduled for this Friday, May 9, 2014, beginning at 6:00 a.m. near Aneth, Utah.

WTHN is an event that was created to promote an active lifestyle and healthy eating, in a positive manner, among members of the nation. There is no registration fee for this event; in fact, if you complete a three-mile interval, you will be given a beautiful, free t-shirt. Registration is available on site. Registration packets will include information about how much to exercise, starting and sustaining an active lifestyle and nutritional content of provided snacks. Thelia Rojas and Calandra Hollie are also accepting registrations prior to the event to guarantee t-shirts on site. Registration forms are available at the UNHSBlanding, Monument Valley, Navajo Mountain and Montezuma Creek Clinic's (with DCP).

Race information is listed below, including registration and departure times and the location.

Registration Departure Milepost/Area

6:00 AM 7:00 AM MP 29 East of Aneth, UT

8:00 AM 8:15 AM UT/CO Border

9:15 AM 9:30 AM MP 6 (CO)

10:30 AM 10:45 AM MP 3 (CO)

WTHN includes three areas in Utah, Colorado and Arizona that coordinate together to bring all participants to the central location of Four Corner's Monument. From the Utah location, this event will begin East of Aneth, Utah at MilePost 29 and ends at the Four Corners Monument with an average pace of 3 miles per hour. Participants are welcome to join for the distance of anywhere from three miles to eighteen miles. There will be registration/ care stations set up at three- mile intervals and shuttle vans are available at these points.

There will also be two more opportunities to join the walk around 1:00 p.m.and 2:00 p.m., after lunch with Colorado residents/participants. Upon arrival at the Four Corners Monument, which is projected around 3-3:30 p.m,, there will be a celebration of nationalities. In prior years, there have been traditional Navajo Song & Dance, Bear Dance, and/or a small Pow-Wow. Remember that if you enjoy these festivities and you would like to share your own culture/nation, contact any of the walk coordinators. If you feel there are other ways you'd like to contribute/participate in this event, feel free to contact Yikanee Sampson at Blanding Family Practice. We hope to see your smiling faces there to experience a beautiful day together.

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