EAST ORANGE, NJ — This Saturday the North Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will launch their fall series of programs with a walk for wellness on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in East Orange at Watsessing Park (Dodd Street and Glenwood Avenue). The walk is entitled, ”Walk for Healthy Living Walk-a-Thon.”  

The event is begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.  In addition to walking or running, participants can also learn about warm-up techniques before exercising, receive chair massages, health screenings from Summit Medical Group, and nutritional counseling and participate in Zumba and much more.   

President of the North Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Alexis Roberts Colander said, "This year, our Chapter is focusing on promoting wellness in East Orange.  In addition to the Healthy Living Walk-A-Thon, we are also creating a major health and wellness program with students at the Whitney Houston Academy across the street from Watsessing Park, in East Orange."  President Roberts Colander added, "We are honored to provide programs and services in East Orange, especially with East Orange students, with whom we will work throughout the year.”  

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The North Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated are a part of The Links, Incorporated a national service organization with chapters across the U.S.  In addition to the Whitney Houston School, the Chapter has also conducted a school-year program with the Dionne Warwick School in East Orange as well that focused on healthy eating and exercise.  The North Jersey Links, also working with the students, planted a garden at the Dionne Warwick School.  

Tisa Gonzalez Giles, Chair of the Healthy Living Walk-a-Thon said, "We have organized a stress free program that is free and open to everyone - in addition to East Orange residents.  She added, “What better way to start your Saturday, then to join us for a leisurely or fast-paced walk in beautiful Watsessing Park, followed by physical programming to prepare you to walk throughout the cold weather season."  According to Mrs. Gonzalez Giles, the days events will be diverse so that you can experience different elements of wellness, while having fun.“