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Second annual Letís Move, Letís REACH day slated for Sept. 16

The second annual Letís Move, Letís REACH physical activity day along 24th Street just north of the Creighton University campus is slated for Saturday, Sept. 16.

The free, public event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on 24th Street between Burdette and Lake streets, and features fitness and wellness activities for all ages. Activities include a 1-mile run/walk, basketball games, Zumba, dancing, skating and bicycling. A neighborhood festival atmosphere also encourages residents and visitors to reach out to one another and celebrate the community spirit of North Omaha.

ďCreighton University and its community partners have successfully impacted the lives of the African Americans in North East Omaha through the promotion of physical activities in the reduction of chronic cardiovascular disease,Ē said Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, associate vice provost and principal investigator of the REACH award.

The event also targets health and wellness education, expressly in the areas of physical activity to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve quality of life.

Letís Move, Letís REACH was inaugurated in 2016 as an initiative of Creightonís Center for Promoting Health and Health Equalityís Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. The event is made possible through funding from Creightonís Health Sciences-Multicultural and Community Affairs (HS-MACA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Nebraska Legislative Bill 692.

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