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Farmers’ Market hours shift Saturday for Rhythm Run

race36787-social1200x630.bBrIPMGRAAHI’s Rhythm Run 5K takes place this Saturday at MLK Jr. Park. To honor the run’s focus on healthy living, getting fit and raising awareness of the benefits of making healthy choices, the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market will shift its hours to 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Some vendors will stay later–others might be running or walking in the event!

Planned Parenthood of West Michigan is tabling at the market Saturday, as well. Stop by to learn about the many healthcare services that PPWM offers area women, youth and 14021690_1263886476963384_2948188631749601892_n-1men.

The 2018 Rhythm Run will offer a variety of health inspired activities including a Kid’s Fun Run, 5k walk/run, health fair, light refreshments and a variety of fun kid activities. After the run, GRAAHI and the Urban Core Collective (UCC), will host a community Park Party to inspire people of all fitness levels to increase or start their fitness goals.

Park attendees will have the option to join us for a yoga stretch, visit the health and wellness tent, Zumba, dancing, live entertainment, the kid zone, and the Rhythm Run.



Learn about Planned Parenthood’s resources at Farmers’ Market Saturday

14021690_1263886476963384_2948188631749601892_n-1Southeast Area Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at MLK Jr. Park. Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks and WIC Welcome!

On Saturday July 21, staff from Grand Rapids’ Planned Parenthood Irwin/Martin Health Center  will table at the market, providing information about the full range of affordable services that they offer area residents with or without health insurance.

Did you know that in addition to helping with women’s healthcare and contraception, the health center offers general healthcare, HIV testing, LGBT services, men’s healthcare, pregnancy testing and services and more?

In addition, Planned Parenthood’s trained educators offer comprehensive sex education that helps youth and others learn about sex and sexuality, explore values and beliefs about those topics ,and gain the skills that help them make healthy choices despite bullying or peer pressure. Statistics have proven that comprehensive sex education is more effective than abstinence only programs in reducing teen pregnancies, abortions and STD rates.

OKT is proud to stand with Planned Parenthood!