Mission of Mercy to Host Spring Into Wellness Walk & Health Fair

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Mission of Mercy to Host Spring Into Wellness Walk & Health Fair

Mission of Mercy Arizona (MOM), a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to providing free primary medical care and medications to those in need, will host the Spring Into Wellness Walk & Health Fair at North Phoenix Baptist Church from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sat., March 26, 2022.

 

The event will feature a 1-mile family fun run/walk at North Phoenix Baptist Church (5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix), in addition to exercise demonstrations and a health fair. The event will be held in the south parking lot off Central Avenue and Montebello. A map is on our registration website. The Pulse 88.7 FM will be on-site playing upbeat music, and we will also have our newest mobile medical RV on site for tours. Additionally, the Uptown Farmer’s Market is happening in another area of the church parking lot, so you can grab fresh fruits, veggies, and other goods after the event.

 

Spring Into Wellness registration is $25 for those 13 and older. Children ages 12 and younger are free. Register online at momwellness.org.

 

Participants are also encouraged to form teams and get friends, family and co-workers involved. All proceeds raised will be used to fund clinic operations for Mission of Mercy, including primary healthcare, diabetes education, and chronic disease management and prevention. More than 85% of MOM’s patients have one or more chronic condition, including diabetes, high cholesterol or hypertension.

 

“Now, more than ever, the importance of being healthy – and staying healthy – is a concept we can all appreciate,” said Paula Carvalho, executive director of Mission of Mercy Arizona. “Whether you want to achieve personal fitness goals this spring or you’re simply interested in getting outside for a morning of healthy activities in the sun, our hope is to empower all our participants on their wellness journeys.”

 

Health matters. That’s why our community needs Mission of Mercy. Through six clinics operating five days per week across the Valley and a network of more than 150 volunteer doctors, nurses and medical interpreters, Mission of Mercy provides 2,200 patients with medical care and vital prescription medications each year.

 

Unlike other free or low-cost healthcare clinics, Mission of Mercy Arizona has no cumbersome prequalification process, which can be a barrier to care for patients and sometimes deters people from seeking medical help.

 

In 2021, Mission of Mercy Arizona provided approximately 14,000 free patient visits and dispensed more than 45,000 prescription medications. There are six mobile clinics located in the communities of Phoenix, Mesa, Avondale, Maryvale and Chandler.

 

Spring into Wellness is made possible through the generous support of Sprouts Farmers Market. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to be a vendor at the health fair, visit momwellness.org.  

 

 

About Mission of Mercy Arizona

Since 1997, Mission of Mercy Arizona has been providing free healthcare and free prescription medications to the uninsured and working poor in Maricopa County. An independent 501(c)(3) organization, Mission of Mercy is privately funded. For more information, visit momaz.org.  

 

Media contact:          Stephanie Jarnagan

Stephanie@thinkcommaz.com or 480.201.7572

 

 

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