Take Your “Hats Off to Life” At Health and Wellness Summit

Taking caring of one’s body is becoming a major priority for people in the United States.  The Dr. Ruth Joyce Colbert Barnes Foundation, in collaboration with The Colbert Institute Health & Wellness Center, are working to provide Americans with the knowledge and tools needed to assist in managing their healthcare.

On July 13, 2019, these organizations will continue the “Hats Off to Life” Health and Wellness Summit Tour at the St. Mark United Methodist Church at 8441 S. Saint Lawrence Avenue in Chicago from 10 a.m. to 2p.m.

This Summit will honor Thelma Rex, a dedicated Chicago educator and community advocate.  George Arnold, internationally renowned speaker and Civil Rights activist who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will present Echos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a tribute to Mrs. Rex.

“Today, prevention is the key to good health,” said Dr. Barnes.  “It is our goal to provide our community with the necessary information needed to live a healthy life.”

The key to maintaining one’s health is being fit.  The St. Mark United Methodist Church Dance Ministry will present tried and true techniques in dancing and movement that will help contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

As an author and physician, Dr. Marilyn Blackston combines years of practicing conventional medicine with tools to help the residents of Chicago eliminate fears, frustration and emotional distress.  She will share her knowledge of Emotional Freedom Technique, bringing meaning to the importance of exercise, diet and managing stress to every age.

Dr. Barnes reminds us of a primary theme that comes from her book, “Love and Laughter Leads to Happiness;”  this is a basic principle that adults and children can use toward a healthy life.

Dr. Barnes and Dr. Blackston will address three of the major health issues impacting the African American community – diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.  “If we can change our diet, that would be the first step toward eliminating some of these issues,” said Dr. Barnes.

Research indicates that what we think is what we create.  Motivational speaker and host of the event, Ayanna Najuma, will share with the Chicago community what it takes to stay focused and motivated while one walks their journey of wellness and fitness.

Nutrition is most important.  “The food that we eat lays the foundation for the body to function,” said Dr. Blackston, “and will provide the tools for staying healthy.”

For more information or to reserve tickets please email lincoln_mcleod@yahoo.com, call Dr. Barnes at 405-371-2272 or visit rjcbfoundation.org.



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