Pt. Breeze Dashes Out For Charity Run
RUNNERS sprint away from starting line at Wharton Recreation Center just after Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, right, blows whistle. First-ever Pt. Breeze 5k Run Walk & Health Fair wound lively way through streets of Pt. Breeze on a delightful Saturday spring morning.
PHILLY FANATIC was big crowd hit at Pt. Breeze Health Fair.
GIVING high sign for Run/Walk were, from left, boxing organizer and runner Fred Druding, 2nd Dist. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, District Attorney Seth Williams and entrepreneur Basym Hasan. Williamsâ€™ DA Team was largest single group in event.
HUNDREDS of runners, walkers and â€œin-betweenersâ€ of all ages, from all over city, showed up bright and early at Wharton Rec to register for event.
STAYING HEALTHY in their own way, two Pt. Breeze kids floated on spring breezes as Health Fair went on around them.
COUNCIL colleague Denny Oâ€™Brien came down from N.E. Phila. to participate in Councilman Kenyatta Johnsonâ€™s 5k Run/Walk. Historic event, organized by Councilmanâ€™s wife Dawn Chavous, marks first time a major citywide charity race has ever taken place in Pt. Breeze.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNA. VP Glenn Bryant commended Johnson and Chavous for their work in this important charity event to raise funds to promote pancreatic-cancer awareness. This form of cancer is unusually prevalent among African Americans and is highly lethal.