Please join us on Saturday, May 10, 2014
for the Junior League of Memphis
5K for Kids - Taking Steps to End Childhood Obesity
 
The Junior League of Memphis works year-round to help kids
lead healthier lifestyles.
This race is our one day to draw attention to our work in this area, so that we can focus on putting hands and feet behind our mission
the rest of the year.  This mission is embodied by Kids in the Kitchen and other projects to make the kids in Memphis healthy and happy.
 
Last year's event drew over 650 participants and much needed
attention was brought to the issue of childhood obesity in our city.



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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the race, please contact:
Amy Pollan at afpollan@gmail.com
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Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States, and children in the Memphis community are particularly at risk  for falling into unhealthy patterns at an early age.  Tennessee currently ranks sixth in the nation for childhood obesity, and children across the Mid-South are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes as a result of this health problem. 
  
The Junior League of Memphis’ 5K for Kids is taking steps to end childhood obesity through our community programs like Kids in the Kitchen and Church Health Center - Plan to Get Healthy which teach children and their families the importance of having an active and healthy lifestyle. Please join us in raising awareness about this epidemic and in the fight to ensure a healthy life for the kids in our community. 

Race Location:
Junior League of Memphis
3475 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38111-4407

Rain or shine, we'll be running to end childhood obesity!

Packet Pick-up:
Thursday, May 8 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Fleet Feet
Friday, May 9 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m at the Community Resource Center
Saturday May 10, from 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at the Community Resource Center