Healthy You

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 15, 2008

Participating in Saturday’s “Healthy You” 5K Run/Walk were (front, l to r) Brett Childs, Robin Parker, Karl Juccheim, Haley Walton; (back, l to r) Leonardo Becerra and Blair Childs. Brett Childs was the overall winner of the run. Blair Childs was the 5K walk winner and Myra Bean (not pictured) was the 1 mile fun walk winner. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

Brett Childs wins Healthy You 5K run

Thanks to hundreds of dedicated individuals and generous contributors, organizers of the recent “Healthy You” Day in Panola County are reporting a successful event that raised over $3,000 for the American Cancer Society. The 5K Run/Walk was held August 9.

“We have an incredible, loving and giving community in Panola County,” said Brenda Williams, Healthy You’s chair. “On behalf of the more than nine million Americans alive today with a history of cancer, I want to thank everyone who played a role in our success.”

Several awards were given to recognize achievement by participants and teams. They included: first place winner in the 5K run, Brett Childs; 1st place winner in the 5K walk was Blair Childs; and first place winner in the Fun Walk was Myra Bean.

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For the year 2009, the Healthy YOU committee is plannning a large health fair event and many volunteers are needed. To volunteer or for more information, call Williams at (662) 934-2979.