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Apr 11, 2022

WALK-A-THON FOR HEALTH, MUCH MORE THAN A WALK

WE AFFIRM THAT THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTAIN ONE’S FULL HEALTH POTENTIAL IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 7, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT:

Rachel Ugarte |Direct: 202-448-2836 | rugarte@lcdp.org

Washington, DC.- In observance of International Health Day, La Clínica del Pueblo galvanizes hundreds of community members, local businesses, community partners and patients to join its Walk-a-Thon for Health, where each step collectively moves us toward greater health access and inclusion in a healthy way.

For nearly 40 years La Clínica has provided low-income immigrants in Washington, D.C., and Prince George’s County Maryland, access to health care services despite their type of employment or immigration status, many who are managing complex health conditions such as diabetes, HIV and/or heart disease. Moving through and out of the COVID pandemic, reliable access to health care is more important than ever and, in both Washington D.C., and Prince George’s County immigrants continue to face multiple barriers to accessing health services.

La Clínica’s 3rd annual Walk-a-Thon for Health, this year, focuses on shining a light on the barriers that Latinx communities face, and the part we each have in building communities where all people can live healthy and thrive.

“Today on World Health Day, we find the courage and inspiration that grounds our work reflected in its 2022 theme --to keep humans and the planet healthy, and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being, We invite our friends, colleagues, and neighbors to join our Walk-a-thon and together continue to step towards that vision.” Catalina Sol, Executive Director

AARP is a National Organization fighting for people 50 years plus to live their best lives possible here in the District of Columbia and around the nation. This year we are proud to support the 3rd annual signature walk-a-thon for La Clínica del Pueblo, helping them to respond to the growing needs of the District’s most marginalized Latino immigrants and their families,” Louis Davis Jr. State Director of AARP in the District of Columbia.

La Clínica del Pueblo is asking individuals, partner organizations, and other institutions to join us to take the steps for immigrant health equity. We are thrilled to be joined by lead sponsors Creative Associates International, CareFirst, AARP, and Gilead Science as well as local teams from Flock DC, Each Peach, Prince George’s Council District 3 and more.

Event: Hybrid Walk-a-Thon for Health; Step by step breaking the barriers – April 1st-30th. Join hundreds of community members united by the opportunity to build a healthier community where all people can thrive. www.lcdp.org/walk