Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days kick-off event with the mayor on March 15

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- 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 Main Street Walks is presenting Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® to encourage all to get active.  

With warmer weather on the horizon, what better time to get out and be active? 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 kick-off event will be held at noon on March 15 on the town square in Downtown Martinsburg. Mayor George Karos will help kick off the event. The first 50 participants will receive a free healthy bag lunch sponsored by Dopson Associates. 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!

Healthy Berkeley 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.

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

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