St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

5K Race and Health Fair Set for St. John Residents

5K Race and Health Fair Set for St. John Residents

In an effort to encourage St. John the Baptist Parish residents to embrace healthier lifestyles, New Wine Christian Fellowship Church is sponsoring two events with a focus on health.  On Saturday, October 3rd, a 5k run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Thomas F. Daley Park in LaPlace. On Sunday, October 4th, a free Health Fair will be held from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the New Wine Christian Fellowship gym located at 1929 West Airline Highway in LaPlace. Participants can register for the 5k run/walk online at www.nwcf5k.com or the morning of the event. The fee is $10 for ages 7 and over and no charge for children 6 years old and younger. (t-shirt not  included)

The health fair will host numerous local agencies such as St. John Health Unit, American Cancer Society, NOAIDS Task Force, Elmwood Fitness Center, St. John Health and Human Services, St. John Council on Aging, Exceptional Behavioral Health, LOPA, Gem Drugs to provide health information and consultations regarding prescriptions, vitamins and possible interactions.  Free health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, vision, hearing, weight/body mass index, HIV and Hepatitis C will be available. Residents can also obtain important information on heart health, diabetes, cancer, mental health, hypertension, cholesterol, exercise, nutrition, tobacco cessation, oral hygiene, organ donation and domestic violence.

Door prizes, as well as health and fitness items and refreshments will be available. “Millions of Americans are plagued with preventable, chronic health conditions, and often face premature death as a result of a sedentary lifestyle.  The goal of our health ministry, Divine Intervention, Inc, is to provide evidence-based, practical solutions to improve the health and quality of life for the residents of St. John the Baptist Parish” said Dr. Tameka Jordan, Project Director and Team Lead.

For more information, please call 985-653-0008 or email nwcfeventinfo@gmail.com. New Wine Christian Fellowship Church is located at 1929 W. Airline Hwy in LaPlace.

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