The City of Toledo’s 1st Annual African American Male Wellness Walk
Saturday August 3, 2013 The University of Toledo Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement was one of 13 sponsors of The City of Toledo’s 1st annual African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative. This walk was presented on the behalf of Glass City Black Brothers United, which includes the Toledo Chapter of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, and The National Center for Urban Solutions. The 5 mile walk was held to impact the health status of African American men in the city of Toledo, and particularly those in Central City Toledo.
There were a number of notable men present who are a part of the Toledo Community including Incumbent Mayor Mike Bell, Deputy Fire Chief Brian Byrd, and Interim Toledo Public School Superintendent Dr. Romulus Durant. They were there to show their support for the walk, and ultimately the health of African American males in the City of Toledo. Promedica Health Partners were also on hand, and provided health screening for blood pressure, diabetes and other tests, and counselors were on duty with information about healthy life styles and referral programs for the un-insured. With this information, regular doctor visits and initiatives like the wellness walk, more African American men can be equipped to take control of their lives and their health.
Jason Woodward is Jason Woodward joined The University of Toledo as an Account Clerk in December of 2000. He was a Direct Service Provider through the Rocket Solution Central Office from 2007-2012. He has been the Fiscal Specialist in charge of monitoring and reconciling budgets in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement since January of 2013. Jason earned both a Bachelor’s of Business, and a Master’s of Science in Accountancy from The University of Toledo.
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