It was a cool morning and the air was fresh as 20 plus persons started out for a brisk health walk in the early morning hours of August 22nd. This “Community Health Walk” was the second of its kind hosted this year under One Eleuthera Foundation’s Breast Cancer Outreach Program funded by a grant from Susan G. Komen.The purpose of the walk was to encourage residents throughout Eleuthera to become more active by including regular exercise in their daily lives while promoting fellowship and togetherness in communities.
The walk route started at The South Eleuthera Mission (SEM) building in Rock Sound, headed south along Queen’s Highway to Coco Plums Restaurant and circled back to SEM.
Participating in the health walk along with community members were Superintendent of Police for the Eleuthera District, Christopher Wright along with an officer escort in police vehicle. Also accompanying the early walkers was South Eleuthera Emergency Partner’s newest ambulance Miss Vicki driven by Rotaractor Ronald Carey Jr.
All walkers boasted of feeling energized by the end of the event. Some were regular walkers and others pledged to make walking a part of their daily health regimen.