Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fifth annual “Walk United” fundraiser to benefit United Way of the Mid-South

Did you know you can help improve education, financial stability and health across the Mid-South just by walking?

In Memphis and the Mid-South, rates of obesity, heart disease, stroke, poor eating habits and diabetes are higher than national averages. That’s why on Saturday, June 20, you can join MLGW and United Way in “Walk United,” a beautiful morning stroll through Tom Lee Park and the Mississippi Riverwalk that raises resources for this year’s United Way drive.

“Walk United” is a fundraiser, and walkers will raise funds from personal sponsors. The funds raised and resources are donated to United Way of the Mid-South. The walk starts at the MLGW Administration Building at 220 S. Main at 9:45 a.m. Walkers participating are asked to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. Free parking will be available at the Beale Street Landing parking garage, directly across the street from the administrative building.

MLGW President and CEO Jerry Collins Jr. is a long-time United Way volunteer and member of the United Way Board of Directors. Collins and Greg Gibson from International Paper are serving as 2015-2016 Co-chairmen for United Way’s regional drive to gather resources for nonprofit programs across the Mid-South.

Better health and active living are Mid-South priority issues. Activities like “Walk United” help remind us to be more active and encourage good health habits.

This is the fifth year MLGW has led the “Walk United” fundraiser for our community.

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