Kick-off event to be held April 15

MARTINSBURG, W.VA. – With warmer weather on the horizon, what better time to get out and be active? Walking is one of the easiest and most convenient forms of physical activity. Almost anyone can walk; no special equipment is needed. You just need a safe place and a decent pair of shoes.  

Healthy Berkeley: It’s Up to Us is presenting Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® to encourage all to get active, get out and walk. Regular physical activity helps to prevent and/or manage diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers; improves strength, balance, and circulation; helps you sleep better; improves mood and sense of well-being; helps to lose and maintain weight; and manage stress.

A kickoff event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 15 on the town square in downtown Martinsburg during Main Street Martinsburg’s Pet Parade and Easter Egg Roll. Look for information on the Main Street Martinsburg website, www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com, Healthy Berkeley website, www.healthyberkeleywv.com, or Facebook page facebook.com/HealthyBerkeleyWV. Join others in Martinsburg who are getting active and healthy.

New this year, Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® is open to Jefferson County residents. Look for information about any events in Jefferson County on the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation website www.jeffersoncountywv.org/county-government/county-agencies/parks-recreation or Bros and Bras www.brosandbrashq.com
 
If you would like more information about Healthy Berkeley or are interested in getting involved, please contact Dana M. DeJarnett at 304-264-1287, ext. 31814, or email ddejarnett@wvumedicine.org.

Healthy Berkeley: It’s Up to Us is a community collaboration between WVU Medicine University Healthcare, The Wellness Center at Berkeley Medical Center, Main Street Martinsburg, Catholic Charities Promise House Family Resource Center, the Berkeley County Health Department, WVU Extension, Berkeley County Schools, Native Design, Kradel Counseling, RESA VIII, Shenandoah Community Health Center, and community volunteers. 

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223