COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – NBC4 is proud to partner with the African American Male Wellness Agency for the 2022 African American Male Wellness Walk and Black Men’s Health Week.
NBC4 supports the African American Male Wellness Walk’s goal of eliminating health disparities and racism in our community.
2021 African-American Male Wellness Walk fills downtown Columbus
The 2022 walk will take place Saturday, Aug. 13 at Livingston Park, next to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The walk averages nearly 30,000 attendees annually, with thousands of participants taking part in free health screenings.
Annual wellness walk aims to raise health awareness among Black men
This year, the African American Male Wellness Walk is bringing back a seven-day event called Black Men’s Health Week leading up to the walk. Events during Black Men’s Health Week will include a Career Fair, Charity Basketball Game, and Day of Service.
Also included in Black Men’s Health Week is an event focused on women’s health called Uplift Her. The event will honor women who impact the community and include COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, health screenings, and fitness activities.
Here is a list of some events for Black Men’s Health Week:
- Saturday, Aug. 6 — Uplift Her Wellness Day — An event focused on Women’s Health from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Charles Preparatory School in Bexley (2010 E. Broad St). Includes: COVID-19 Vaccines/Boosters, health screenings and fitness activities.
- Sunday, Aug. 7 — Male Worship Service — 4 p.m., City of Grace, 3350 Allegheny Ave.
- Monday, Aug. 8 — Line Dancing — 6 p.m., Mayme Moore Park, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave.
- Tuesday, Aug. 9 — “Life Works When You Work” Job and Career Fair — Begins at noon at Embassy Suites Hotel (2886 Airport Drive)
- Wednesday, Aug. 10 — All-Star Charity Basketball Game — Begins at 6 p.m. at Ohio Dominican University (1216 Sunbury Road)
- Friday, Aug. 12 — Big Day of Service — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Volunteers will help at All People’s Fresh Market, St. Stephen’s Community Center and handle lawn mowing for seniors.
For more information on these events and more from the African American Male Wellness Agency go to www.AAwellness.org