MAKING A DIFFERENCE NEWSLETTER - Issue 1, Vol 17 (Jan. 2017) Issue 1, Volume 17 (Jan. 2017) - Page 7

Master Wellness Volunteers, Delores Shepherd-King and Chiquitia Stueart, and 2 youth volunteers assisted with the Walk Across Texas exhibits and the Smoothie Bike, which allowed individuals to ride a bike long enough to blend a smoothie.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service collaborated with MD Anderson to conduct the Pastors’ Health Challenge on Saturday, June 11th at the University of Houston Athletics/Alumni Center. The event was part of the Faith, Health and Family Collaborative developed to inspire local churches and their congregations to become more active and practice healthy behaviors. Walk Across Texas was introduced to motivate families to take the 8 week challenge to establish exercise as a part of their daily routine.

Local churches also competed in a poster contest displaying actions and programs that they have implemented to promote health. A panel of local ministers including Johnny Simmons, DZ Cofield, Melinda Perry, Dennis Young II and Dr. Marc Hamilton shared various steps they have taken to be an example to their congregation.

Walk Across Texas is celebrating 20 years of motivating individuals to make physical activity part of their daily routine. To encourage movement attendees participated in J’African dance conducted by a local dance company and line dancing by Master Wellness Volunteer, Chiquitia Stueart.

Master Wellness Volunteers, Delores Shepherd-King, Chiquitia Stueart, and 2 youth volunteers also assisted with the Walk Across Texas exhibit and the Smoothie Bike, which allowed individuals to ride a bike long enough to blend a smoothie.

MD Anderson's Faith, Health & Family Collaborative

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