Stories tagged with: walk

April 12, 2014 - 4:38pm
14 weeks 2 days ago

One local school district held their first ever Wellness 5K Run and One Mile Walk on Saturday.

After receiving a grant from "Action For Healthy Kids" program to increase activity within their middle school, organizers had to think of an April event to get the community up and moving.

" As the committee discussed it, we decided why not have a 5K and it kind of grew into a community event to try to bring in folks in the community and their kids, " said Wellness...

October 12, 2013 - 5:28pm
40 weeks 2 days ago

A fundraising festival and walk took place at Ohio University Zanesville on Saturday to raise awareness about Crohn's and Colitis diseases.

The National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America hosted it's 3rd annual "Take Steps" walk which celebrates and supports victim's of the serious disease, that can often have life threatening complications.

"They are both inflammatory bowel diseases and they have similar symptoms diarrhea, bleeding, very painful stomach...

September 14, 2010 - 5:33pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

Three men are walking 835 miles in 50 days, all to spread awareness about depression and mental health issues.

They started on August 14th in St. Louis and hope to reach Washington D.C. by October 7th, which marks National Depression Screening Day.

The director of the walk, Steve Curran, has been suffering from depression since he was a teen, and he says he wants to reach out to others.

"The disease of depression carries so much shame and stigma that so many people are...

May 15, 2010 - 6:46pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

The Zanesville community gathered today to remember a well-loved teen. A walk, poker run, and benefit at the Zanesville Eagles was held today to raise money for the Beau Greiner Scholarship Fund. Beau Greiner attended Foxfire High School and was killed in a car accident on November 24th of last year. Today was dedicated to honoring him and providing a tribute to his family.

Foxfire employee, Matt Abbott says, "Beau touched not only the students his peers he went to school with, he...

May 15, 2010 - 6:36pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day for a walk around the park. More than 200 people gathered at Zane Landing Park in support of a very special cause. A walk was held to help raise money for Cystic Fibrosis, a disease with no cure, and no government funding. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation exists to provide money to help find a cure.

Special Events Director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ohio Chapter, Erin Hays says, "The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is funded solely on our fundraising...

April 30, 2010 - 6:40pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Area residents will have the chance to lace up their tennis shoes and walk for a good cause.

Foxfire High School is sponsoring the third annual Walk for Diabetes.

"Foxfire is challenging other schools, but individuals can walk in this event themselves," said Dr. Charles Cerney, Vice President of the Muskingum Chapter of the Diabetes Initiative. "There's a $5 contribution to walk or walkers can have sponsors."

The walk will be held Saturday, May 14...

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