NEW ORLEANS — The 100 Black Men of St. Mary Parish are holding a 5K on June 19, 8 a.m., and opening a Health Village where five Teche area providers will be offering five basic medical tests free.
The providers will also perform on-site EKG’s and readings for free, as well as free body mass index, glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure tests.
The events are part of their first Soul Food Festival, to be held June 19, beginning at 8 a.m., in Franklin, La. The 5k will be held in front of the St Mary Parish Courthouse, 500 Main Street, and the Health Village in the Blevins Building, on the corner of Main and Willow Streets in St. Mary Parish, across from the courthouse. The Health Village opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m., and is free and open to the public, whether one participates in the race or not.
The first male and female to cross the finish line after the 5K will each win $150. The 5K is also welcoming walkers.
To enter the 5K, which begins at 8 a.m., click this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=110465.
For more information on the 5K or the festival, contact Jay Ina, president of the 100 Black Men of St Mary, at (337) 578-8336.