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.
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
Contact: Patricia Mitrano