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Courtesy photoMaple Grove's senior citizens helped kicked off the very first Walk 4 Wellness.
Courtesy photoMaple Grove's senior citizens helped kicked off the very first Walk 4 Wellness.
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The 4th annual “Walk 4 Wellness” event will be held Saturday morning, May 3, in the parking lot of the dental offices of CommWell Health, 1480 Maple Grove Church Road, Dunn. Everyone is invited to come out and join in the excitement of this walk/run event, organizers said.

This year the event will feature a 5K (3.1 mile) fun run in addition to the relay-style walk. Registration for the run is 7:30 a.m. with a start time of 8 a.m. at a cost of $20 per runner. Registration for the walk is at 9 a.m., with the walking relay from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.; cost is $50 per team of seven walkers (or $7 per walker). The fun run will take place along Maple Grove Church Road from the dental offices to Oak Grove Church Road and back. The relay-style walk will take place in the parking lot of the CommWell dental office. For more information or to register prior to the event, please contact Pastor Katie Paul at 910-594-0604 or kpaul@nccumc.org; or Joyce Herring at 910-249-3679 or joycie4789@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you Walk 4 Wellness this year!

Proceeds for this year’s Walk 4 Wellness will help purchase a covered outdoor area the men can use during inclement weather to get some exercise and be in the fresh air.

CommWell Health is a not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center serving the primary medical, dental and behavioral health care needs of communities of southeastern North Carolina. CommWell Health operates Harvest House the only bilingual residential chemical dependency and alcoholism treatment facility in the State of North Carolina. Established in 1992 through funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Harvest House is a 10-bed bilingual, residential addictions treatment center for men (30 days or less). Harvest House accepts many insurance programs and offers discounted services on a sliding fee scale to uninsured patients. Harvest House is located at CommWell Health’s main site in Newton Grove/Spivey’s Corner. The services of Harvest House are available to patients, regardless of geographic region. CommWell Health’s Behavioral Health services also offers outpatient addictions treatment and mental health counseling, DUI services and newly funded chronic disease behavioral health program for diabetes. For more information call 1-877-WELL-ALL (935-5255).

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