FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA (April 2, 2013) -- On Saturday, April 6, Spelman President Beverly Daniel Tatum will lead off the college’s inaugural Wellness Revolution 5K Run/Walk. The run/walk supports President Tatum’s quest to have a direct impact on lowering the percentage of Black women who face serious health challenges, and forge a new health and wellness path for the Spelman community.
The event is being hosted as part of Spelman's Wellness Revolution and 132nd Founders Day activities to promote personal health and fitness.
Opening with a "warm-up" led by Spelman alumna and celebrity lifestylist AJ Johnson, the event will start at Spelman, wind through parts of the Atlanta University Center and end back at Spelman. The program will also feature coordinated activities for runners and walkers, as well as fitness classes, health and wellness information, and light refreshments. The run/walk is for participants age 12 and up. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
The Wellness Revolution 5K Run/Walk is free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Check-In/Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Run: 9 a.m.
Walk: 9:10 a.m.
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
On Nov. 1, 2012, Spelman College launched its “Wellness Revolution” to help Spelman women transform their lives by empowering and educating them on the value of lifelong wellness as a means of strengthening communities of color. The 5K Run/Walk is one of numerous Spelman “Wellness Revolution” events and activities planned to aid in the fight against obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other ailments which disproportionately affect communities of color.
• Warm up with AJ Johnson and run/walk participants, with music provided by D.J. Cha-Chat
• President Tatum and Spelman students, faculty, alumnae and staff participating in the run/walk
• Closing remarks by President Tatum and AJ Johnson
About Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the college’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer; JPMorgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis; former acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley; Harvard College Dean Evelyn Hammonds; author Pearl Cleage; and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu.