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Gateway D.C Pavilion

2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20032

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Every year African American men die prematurely from preventable diseases at 10 times the rate of other men. This statistic is staggering, but preventable. On Saturday, August 4th 2018 at Gateway DC Pavilion, men, women, and children will come together at the Annual National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative 5k Walk/Run to raise awareness in the area of health disparities amongst African American men.

The National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative (AAWALK) was established in 2004 with the goal of making men understand that through prevention, one can live longer. Over the past 14 years, the annual awareness initiative has provided thousands of free health screenings, and made a tremendous impact in communities across the country, receiving National recognition from former President Barack Obama. This event is an inclusive initiative for everyone!

The AAWALK initiative is dedicated to changing the health disparities among African American men and continues to be a leader in awareness of Black men’s health. The event begins with participants receiving up to 20 various types of free health screenings, access to various local healthcare providers, and life services information from various vendors across DC and the greater Tri-State region. Following the screenings, thousands of participants will take to the streets to embark on the 5k walk/run where they will be greeted at the finish by a celebratory festival encompassing healthy food, live entertainment, live cooking demonstrations, a children’s pavilion, panel discussions and much more.


Get involved, join us on August 4th, and help us continue to make a difference in our communities through this life saving work!

Healthy Men Make Healthy Families, and Healthy Families Make Healthy Communities! Join the Movement!

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