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Joan P. Gardner Walk
October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fulton County District 4 Commissioner Natalie Hall, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the Fulton County Board of Health celebrate the life and work of the late Commissioner Joan P. Garner by hosting the 2nd Annual Joan P. Garner Walk and Health Fair, Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Washington Park and the Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail. The launching point for the event and pre-event rally is at 1125 Lena Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30314. The free community event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a health fair that will include vendors, activities and games for children, giveaways, fitness and healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings, and other activities keeping with this year’s theme, “All People are Healthy.”
Schedule of Events:
9:00 a.m. – Noon Health Fair
9:30 a.m. — 9:55 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Beltline Trail Walk (2 Miles)
11:00 a.m. – Noon Celebration in the Park
“I am elated to host this event in honor of my beloved Commissioner, Joan P. Garner, for whom I worked as Chief of Staff for six years before losing her to breast cancer. Together, we worked to ensure that everyone had better access to health care services and information about the public health resources available through Fulton County.” says Fulton County District 4 Commissioner Natalie Hall. “Community health was something that my friend and mentor, Commissioner Garner, was passionate about, and I hope through this event, we can preserve that part of her legacy.”
The late District 4 Commissioner Joan P. Garner spent decades advocating for civil and human rights and health issues. She was involved in various causes in the Historic Fourth Ward for more than two decades and served as the executive director of the Historic District Development Corp., the nonprofit founded by Coretta Scott King to oversee residential redevelopment. As commissioner, she worked tirelessly to fight against health inequity and became the Executive Sponsor of Fulton County Government’s “All People Are Healthy” vision. Commissioner Garner lost her battle with breast cancer in 2017.
To register for the event, go to https://2018JoanGarnerWalkandHealthFair.eventbrite.com and for more information contact Laurie Gunn with the Fulton County Board of Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-612-1664.