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Martin Luther King 3K Walk-A-Thon

The Riverside African American Historical Society and the Martin Luther King Visionaries announced the 19th annual Martin Luther King 3k Walk-A-Thon to be held on Monday, January 16, 2012.

The theme for this year’s walk is “Walking for the Next Generation of Leaders.” Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Stratton Center, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd. A registration fee of $10.00 will be required of all participants, adults and children.

The walk will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the entrance of the Stratton Center.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Healthy Heritage Honors “The Dream” Of Dr. Martin Luther King

The Healthy Heritage Movement, which strives to educate and empower the African American community to make healthy lifestyle changes, is proud to honor Dr. Martin Luther King and his dream on January 16th at the site of Dr. King’s monument located on the corners of Main Street and 9th Street beginning at 4:00 p.m.

This elaborate dedication will include inspirational music provided by Gospel Talent Search, a message by Supervisor Bob Buster, First District, Board of Supervisor Riverside County followed by a motivational message and prayer by Keynote Speaker Harold K. Webber, Senior Pastor of Living Way Christian Fellowship. The Healthy Heritage Movement invites elected officials, community leaders, and the residents to gather in unity to pray and honor Dr. Martin Luther King in downtown Riverside in an effort to galvanize the community.

This event is just one of many other events that will serve as a foundation for larger events hosted by Healthy Heritage in an effort to get the community of Riverside healthier.

“To honor Dr. King birthday, it is only bestowing that we remember his legacy of peace and unity. The evening is to honor his dream of bringing people together to live as a community. I think it is very important to begin a New Year by giving thanks for getting through last year and to ask for protection, good health, and economic prosperity for the New Year state Phyllis Clark, Chief Executive Officer of the Healthy Heritage Movement.

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