Longest Walk 3 Northern Route 2011
15 Feb 2011 21:01 GMT
'Reversing Diabetes in Native America'
Portland, OR to Washington DC
February 14 - July 8, 2011
This is a 5,000+ mile Walk Across America to bring awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes and how it can be reversed by changing our entire diet and lifestyle! This disease is at epidemic levels across America, and throughout Indian Country.
We will hold community talks along the way about reversing diabetes, and heart disease. We will be advocating for major changes in our eating habits, while promoting beneficial exercise programs. Our goal will be to REVERSE DIABETES AND RAISE THE CONSCIOUS OF AMERICA THAT WE MUST HALT THE WORST DIET IN THE WORLD!
We will be leaving Portland, OR on February 14, 2011 following a ceremony, and other events, and entering Washington DC on July 8th, 2011.
PLEASE SEE NOTES [on website] FOR ROUTE MAP AND LIST OF CITIES AND TOWNS THE WALKERS WILL WALK THROUGH!
You, too, can be a part of this! Please consider donating to our cause. We are accepting gas cards and unencumbered funds to be used for support and emergencies.
We need contacts for food and and lodging in communities along the route, and runners to help with the walk.
To see a video of Day 1 on the Walk, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJiobo_RT-Y
read more: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/02/406163.shtml