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Hundreds Will Walk Through South Ward at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Wellness Walk

06/13/2016

and Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center’s Ribbon Cutting

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (NBIMC) will host its 5th NEWARK CHURCHES WALK FOR WELLNESS 2.5 mile walk through the South Ward of Newark on Saturday, June 25, at 208 Lyons Avenue. It is an official Newark 350 event.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the new Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center taking place at 9:15 a.m. immediately preceding the walk start. The walk will end with a 10:15 a.m. awards ceremony at 201 Lyons Avenue and Osborne Terrace.

Newark Churches Walk for Wellness

Nearly 400 community members, worshippers and their pastors from Newark churches are expected at this free fitness event sponsored by NBIMC that will be held rain or shine. The Walk was established at the request of church members who were involved in The Beth Challenge, NBIMC’s sustainable nutrition and exercise program. The Challenge has helped community participants loose over 20,000 pounds. Today, not only is The Beth Challenge offered in houses of worship, it has been integrated into area schools, government offices, and the Newark Fire Department.

The Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center, named after late NBIMC Board Member and Pastor of Christian Love Baptist Church Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian, stands in tribute to his support and dedication to community healthcare ministry. Classes devoted to nutrition education, health and wellness, including the very popular cooking classes have been taking place and growing in attendance at the Center at 208 Lyons Avenue, across from NBIMC’s Emergency Department entrance.

The new Beth Greenhouse, located at the corner of Osborne Terrace and Lehigh Avenue, will be open for community tours during the walk and its hydroponic produce the will be available for purchase. For more information about Newark Churches Walk for Wellness and other community wellness programs at NBIMC, please visit www.BarnabasHealth.org/NewarkBeth or call 973-926-7371.

Contact: Patricia Mitrano
pmitrano@barnabashealth.org
973-926-7531

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