National African American Male wellness race coming to Youngstow


The National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative is coming to Youngstown on Saturday.

The event at the Covelli Centre kicks off with health screenings at 7 a.m. followed with a 5K walk/run.

Event organizers say men, women and children are all invited to show support for the health and wellness of African American men.

According to the website, the Initiative is dedicated to changing the health disparities among African American men and continues to be a leader in awareness for black men’s health by promoting men to:

  • Know your numbers
  • Get moving
  • Visit the doctor annually

Families, churches and companies can form a team for Saturday’s event. You can register a team here. 

Team registration begins at 7 a.m.

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