Northampton business launches wellness walks for men to improve their mental health

The relaxing walks aim to provide men with an opportunity to meet more people and talk about whatever they want Fortnightly wellness walks have been launched in Northampton in a bid to improve physical and mental health for local men. Personal trainer and nutrition coach, Simeon James, has teamed up with social enterprise Saints Coffee to…

Step Up 4 Down Syndrome ‘so much more than a walk’

The Down Syndrome Association of SW Louisiana will be celebrating 20 years of incredible growth in the support of people with Down syndrome across the nation and at home with its 20th annual Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk at the Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheater on Sept. 24. The past two decades have seen…

Vicky Pattison honours late grandfather with charity walk

The TV star completed a 26-mile trek in memory of her grandad David, who died from dementia in February. TV star Vicky Pattison has remembered her late grandad saying she thinks she “did him proud” as she completed a 26-mile charity walk in his honour. The TV star, 34, was among those trekking around Stonehenge…

330 miles = $30,000 for breast cancer research

Caledonia — Sitting at their table at a local party store and deli, Kraft Meadows Intermediate sixth-grade teacher Becky Bravata caught up with friends Lieschen Jacobs and Liz Burnis. “I feel great,” Bravata said. “I went for a five-mile run this morning.” “No, you did not!” Burnis exclaimed. “This gal is nuts.” A morning run wouldn’t…

NAMI Miami-Dade hosts inspiring Walk For Mental Health Awareness

With more than 1,200 participants and 142 teams, the Walk for Mental Health Awareness hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Miami-Dade on Saturday, May 21, raised funds for free … With more than 1,200 participants and 142 teams, the Walk for Mental Health Awareness hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness…

Jersey man plans to walk every lane on the island for charity

An islander plans to walk every lane in Jersey this year to raise money for two charities. A Jersey man plans to walk 350 miles of every road in the island to raise money for the JSPCA and Autism Jersey. Tim Ringsdore wants to raise funds in a different way, and aims to raise a…

Man walks the coast to raise funds for marine conservation charities

Blue Wilson, from Selby, had walked 348 miles in 23 days when he arrived in Croft Bank, south of Skegness, from North Shields to complete the next stretch. His target was to walk three days, heading south to Boston. “I am taking on this challenge in stages due to other commitments and alternate sometimes between heading…

Boy raising funds, awareness for autism in honor of brother

In honor of his little brother, a local boy continues his efforts to raise funds and awareness for autism. This Saturday is the second annual Ryan’s Prayer of Hope and Healing for Autism Walk in Follansbee. 8th grader Jason Polgar started the organization to raise money for iPads with a communication app to help kids…

Help needed for cerebral palsy sufferer’s walking dream

A teenager’s dream to one day be able to play sport has inspired a family to help make it happen. When retired Gulf Harbour resident Faye Brea read Kate Harpur’s story in a December issue of The Rodney Times, she was moved by the 19-year-old’s dream.Living with cerebral palsy spasticity, the Orewa student is on a fundraising…

Thousands rally to fight epilepsy at Rose Bowl in Pasadena

Thousands of people donned their running shoes and took part in the largest epilepsy awareness and support event in the nation at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday. The Walk to End Epilepsy 5K walk and run raised funds to benefit the Epilepsy Helpline, teen and family Camps, the Big Brain Exhibit, therapy groups,…