The statistics are grim, 58 million Americans are overweight, 40 million are obese and 3 million are
morbidly obese. What can we do to put a dent in those numbers?
“We can reduce the amount of red meat we intake, stay away from processed foods, understand
what constitutes a food serving, and get up and get moving,” says Kay Chappell, organizer of the
Jarvis Christian College President’s Inaugural Scholarship 5K Run/Walk.
Organizers hope the 5K Run/Walk will bring the college community and the greater community
together for a good cause. The goal is to promote movement as a way to combat obesity. One way
event organizers plan to measure success is by assessing if the event attracts more than its fair share
of obese men, women and children. “If do that,” says Chappell, “we will consider the President’s
Inaugural 5K Run/Walk a success.”
The Run/Walk is set for Saturday, March 23 on the Jarvis campus with onsite registration at 8 AM
and the event start time at 9 AM. Registration fees are $5 for Jarvis Students, $10 for high school
students and below, $15 for adults and $25 for a family of four increasing by $5 for each additional
Jarvis Christian College will celebrate its Founders/Homecoming March 18-24. Other events that
are open to the public include: Convocation Speaker Journalist George E. Curry, J. N. Ervin Lecture
Speaker Dr. Douglas Skinner, UNCF Gospel Extravaganza, Concert and Comedy show, and a Blue
& Gold Baseball game. For a schedule of Founders/Homecoming events visit www.jarvis.edu.
Founded in 1912, the mission of Jarvis Christian College is to prepare students intellectually, socially,
spiritually and personally to pursue professional and graduate studies and productive careers.
Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the College strives to instill in students the
values of Christianity, knowledge, service, and industry