S.T.A.R.S (SISTERS TAKING ACTION REVERSING STATISTICS) invites all community members to join the We Are Harriet Moving Tribute, 4:30 p.m. March 10, 2013 at Alger Middle School, 921 Alger St. SE in Grand Rapids. The goal is to get 100 women walking for 100 minutes for the 100th celebration
Thousands of women and girls throughout the country will walk in solidarity to commemorate 100 years since the death of Harriet Tubman.
The event also seeks to promote walking as a way for black women and girls to turn health risks around. Today, Black women and girls face an unprecedented crisis. Black women are dying younger and at higher rates than any other group in the United States—living 3.5 years less than the national average. Studies show that 1 in 2 Black girls born in 2000 will likely get diabetes; 4 in 10 Black high school students are overweight, and; 4 out of 5 Black women are over a healthy body weight leading to deadly diseases like heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Walking 30 minutes every day and eating healthy, whole foods can prevent and reverse these diseases.
Visit www.girltrek.org for more information.