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Saving Black Men for 12 Years...

The purpose of the African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative is to raise awareness for preventable health diseases.

A Message from our National Chairman

WELCOME and THANK YOU for your interest, participation and support of the African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative (AAMWW)!!!!

This year, 2016, marks the 12th year for the AAMWW. Founded by Mr. John Gregory of the National Center for Urban Solutions, this effort to bring awareness to health disparities affecting African American men in Ohio has now become a NATIONAL INITIATIVE.

The AAMWW has provided thousands of free health screenings across the state of Ohio, resulting in recognition from President Barack Obama…

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT

John H. Gregory
Founder, National African American
Male Wellness Walk/Run Initiative

While having a discussion with my 15 year-old son on a car drive one Saturday afternoon, I remember him saying to me, “We have only a short time to put our thumb print in the earth.” It was at that exact moment, I realized one can make a difference and my passion to expand the National African American Male Wellness Walk/Run Initiative
grew even more robust.

Over a decade ago, we conducted a research project in partnership with Dr. Mark White and OhioHealth funded by Columbus Medical Association on, Why African American Men did not go to work. What we found from the research was that men between ages 18-30 suffered chronic health issues. We also discovered in most cases, that the diseases’ were preventable and men avoided going to the doctor due to the lack of awareness and trust.

In 2004, I created The National African American Male Wellness Walk/Run Initiative to begin the process of making men understand, through prevention, one can live longer. This event allows men and their families across the country to obtain free health screenings and raise awareness in living a healthier lifestyle. As you read the following articles and review the data, my desire is for you to Join the Movement.

Letter from President Barack Obama

“I send greetings as you gather in Columbus to promote the health and wellness of African-American men.

Everyone deserves the chance to lead a healthy life, and all our communities should have the support they need to thrive. Yet despite the overall improvement of health care and services across America in recent years, disparities in health persist…”

2016 NATIONAL WALK INITIATIVE EVENTS

SILVER SPRING, MD

Saturday • April 16, 2016

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NIAGARA FALLS, NY

Saturday • July 16, 2016

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Washington, DC

Saturday • July 30, 2016

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Columbus, OH

Saturday • August 13, 2016

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Toledo, OH

Saturday • August, 20, 2016

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Mahoning Valley, OH

Saturday • August 20, 2016

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New Orleans, LA

Saturday • September 17, 2016

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Cincinnati, OH

Saturday • August 6, 2016

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Cleveland, OH

Saturday • August 27, 2016

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Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors for the 11th Annual African American Male Wellness Walk:

Without the support of sponsors like you our event would not have been the success that it was and we would not have been able to help so many in our community. We thank you for your sponsorship and appreciate your continued support.

CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF SPONSORS

Pepsi
Paramount Advantage
The Academy For Urban Scholars
ADAMH
Caresource
Franklin County Children Services
Fayin Insurance
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Molina Healthcare
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Buckeye Health Plan
The Electrical Trades Center of Central Ohio
Walgreens
Nationwide Children’s
Turkey Hill
RAIN
Mount Carmel
Men for the Movement
First Watch
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The City of Columbus
Liberty Tax Service
Columbus Area Integrated Health Services Inc.
FOX – 28
United Way
United Healthcare
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*Registration is for runners only, walkers do not need to pre-register