04/27/2009

Walks to kick off Women’s Health Month in May

Join fellow walkers at WVU Hospitals or at the rail-trail

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Celebrate Women’s Health Month by joining in a series of walks that promise not only companionship but also a boost to your health. The National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at West Virginia University is sponsoring a series of walks in downtown Morgantown and at WVU Hospitals starting May 6.

Two separate walks will take place at noon starting in two different locations:

  • at the playground on the Hazel Ruby-McQuain Rail-Trail
  • under the canopy at WVU Hospitals

Another walk will start at 5 p.m. on the Hazel Ruby-McQuain Rail-Trail only.  The walks will be repeated every Wednesday in May. 

The walks are open to all age groups, and registration is free.

Blood pressure checks will be available, and participants will also receive information and tools in a take-home bag to help keep track of fitness efforts. 

“I’m hoping these walks will get women to take the first step in taking care of their health,” said Executive Director Betty Critch. “From there they can change the health of their own families.”

The National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at WVU is designed to improve the well-being of all women across their lifespans through education, research, clinical care, community partnerships and promotion of leadership by women in academic health professions. 

The WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center is one of 20 nationally designated Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health. This designation is awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Women’s Health.
For information on the WVU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health see www.wvhealthywomen.org.


 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
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