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May 31, 2013 - It is the End of Women's Health Month - But NOT of Caring for Ourselves; That Is A Daily Responsibility. Let Us Encourage Each Other in Health.
Let Us-- As Individuals-- Do Whatever We Can To Change The Negative Trend.
'Black Girls' Running Group Combats Obesity, Myths
Philadelphia Inquirer, Jen A. Miller, 05/26/2013
Black Girls RUN! was started in 2009 by Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks in response to the growing obesity epidemic, especially in the African American community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80 percent of African American women are overweight, 54 percent are obese, and nearly a quarter of African American girls are overweight. And although black runners often dominate the winner's podiums of races, the field of most amateur races is predominantly white.