Community Women Against Hardship: Shirley Dye, Clarice Evans, Sherondia Elliott, Rosalyn Fulton, Arlecia Stamps, Vince Glass, Marilyn Gooch, Kay Gage, JoAnn Reese, Myrtis Spencer, Taria Dyson, Cynthia Clay and Gloria Taylor

Community Women Against Hardship will host its 15th annual noncompetitive walk/run and Health Fair at Tower Grove Park Saturday, May 18, with registration at 8 a.m. Walkers and runners can register for 1K, 3K or 5K. A physician will be available to discuss concerns at the event. 

Gloria Taylor, founder/CEO of Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH), continues to schedule this event because of the need for greater attention to good health and wellness practice. 

“CWAH has consistently increased the importance  of taking control of our health,” said Dr. Denise Hooks-Anderson, associate professor, Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University and the medical editor of The St. Louis American.

“If we do not make some drastic changes, it is predicted that for the first time in our history that the health of our children and their children will be worse than previous generations.”

Dr. John Morris, is director of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine, will be present at the Health Fair. Other participants will include Dr. Christy Richardson, endocrinologist, who will conduct diabetes screenings, and Dr. Eboni January, OB/GYN at Betty Kerr Peoples Health Center.

Arts and crafts and face painting activities will be provided for young children. Children also may participate in the exercise dancing the wobble or a hula hoop contest for cash awards.  Skylar Wilson, a 10-year-old entrepreneur with Skylarlicious Naturals, will be available for a Meet and Greet.

Children are free. Registration is $10 for teens 13-17, $20 for adults. T-shirts are available for each paid registrant. For more information, call 314-289-7523.

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