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First African-American Male Wellness Walk is Saturday



Published: Wed, August 28, 2013 @ 12:07 a.m.

By William K. Alcorn

alcorn@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

Reality television personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, a Youngstown native, is scheduled to participate in Saturday’s inaugural Youngstown/Warren African-American Male Wellness 5-Mile Run/Walk.

Omarosa, known for her appearances on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” and other reality shows, will march in honor of deceased actor Michael Clarke Duncan, her fiance. She will also appear at a private pre-event reception Friday, said the Rev. Dr. Lewis Macklin II, event chairman.

It will begin at 7 a.m. with health screenings; and at 9:30 a.m., the Bicycle/Adult Run Walk will get underway at Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 505 Park-cliffe Ave., on Youngstown’s South Side.

People do not have to pre-register for the competitive events or health screenings. “Just show up. We’re prepared for 1,200 people,” said the Rev. Mr. Macklin, the church’s senior pastor.

There will be kids’ health activities from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a Kids Walk at 11 a.m. Other activities promoting health and wellness for children include free T-shirts and goodie bags, bicycle drawing, bounce house and face-painting.

Health statistics show a greater percentage of black men die from leading killers such as prostate cancer, diabetes and hypertension than white men.

The answer to reducing this disparity is early diagnosis. Many black males don’t go to the doctor until it is too late, Mr. Macklin said.

Screenings will be provided by Humility of Mary Health Partners personnel, as well teams of interns from the Northeast Ohio Medical University and from Youngstown State University’s Respiratory Care program, Mr. Macklin said.

Ideally, the pastor said, it helps if people fast for cholesterol and blood-sugar screenings, but it is not necessary.

Mr. Macklin said parking is available in neighboring churches with shuttle service provided by the Western Reserve Transit Authority. Youngstown police will provide security.

“Historically, black men are quick to make sure everyone else in our families are taken care of, but ourselves. But now we recognize that early diagnosis of these preventable and curable diseases in men is also beneficial to the whole family and the community,” he added.

He urged men to participate in Saturday’s event.

“Very seldom do we have access at no cost to care by nurses and doctors. I’m truly impressed and emboldened by the outpouring of support from the community for this event. I’m proud of the Mahoning Valley,” Mr. Macklin said.


Comments

1ailierdroit(105 comments)posted 11 months, 1 week ago

Dr. Martin Luther King is shaking his head at this. It's sad to know that blacks today still wish to isolate themselves, as if they can only stand for a cause of self-improvement with those of their own skin color.

'You all' are welcome to walk with us whenever you want. You know, 'we' still desire to improve our quality of life as well. You know, 'we' also seldom have access at no cost to care by nurses and doctors.

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2lwmacii(8 comments)posted 11 months, 1 week ago

Actually Dr. King would be embrace this event!

This event IS NOT segregated- and persons of ALL races, color, age, creed, gender etc, will be screened or tested if they desire.

It is very frustrating when folks are in a damned if you do/damned if you don't posture when simply trying to address matters that PROMOTE the whole community!

This collaboration is a soon reality because of residents of Warren and Youngstown that sees the bigger picture. Blessings to the media, especially the Vindicator for supporting this opportunity to make a difference.

Ailierdroit, I sincerely hope you will consider attending the event as a volunteer and/or participant. The volunteers arrive at 5am, screenings at 7am and your choice of cycling, running or walking at 9am for a 5 mile journey.

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