On behalf of the Native American Health Center (NAHC), I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our 17th annual Running is My High event on Saturday, March 10th, 2018.
Running is My High is a 5K/10K run or walk around Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland that celebrates sobriety and wellness in the Native community. The event draws families and individuals from the Bay Area and beyond. The theme for this year’s event is “Movement for Life” and proceeds for this year’s Running is My High event will go towards NAHC’s 7 Generations Scholarship Fund to help to support Native American students for generations to come.
Community clinics in the Bay Area were founded during the Civil Rights movements that gained visibility in the 60s and 70s where disenfranchised communities organized to advocate for health care as a right and not a privilege. Native American Health Center began delivering health services in 1972 to the urban Indian population that formed through the Federal Indian Relocation program. In addition to having roots within the Civil Rights movement, NAHC supports health and wellness through movement. In many of our traditions, that can mean walking, dancing, running, creating art and regalia, and much more.
Please register before March 1st for the $15.00 reduced rate fee. Our website has more information about the event as well as a link to our online registration form. Please use this link to register participants online: https://runsignup.com/runningismyhigh
We hope to see you there!
Chirag Patel, Community Wellness Department Director (I) and the Native American Health Center team!