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2014 Healthy Harvest  

Join the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute to Fight Diabetes in Our Community


The Healthy Harvest Fun Walk/5K Run & Diabetes Expo raises funds and awareness for the programs of the DHWI, a collaboration between Baylor Health Care System and the City of Dallas, to provide access to quality health care and disease prevention services to southern Dallas. Residents in surrounding ZIP codes are three-times more likely to die from diabetes compared to those living in Dallas. Prior to the DHWI's opening, the area lacked services that are essential to living healthy, such as access to doctors' offices or hospitals, healthy food options and grocery stores, exercise programs, and affordable transportation.

The mission of the DHWI is to improve the care of people with diabetes by creating a new care model focused on health care, education and research. It is Southern Dallas' first and only facility addressing health and wellness needs related to diabetes. Staffed by a team including a physician, nurses, care coordinators and diabetes education specialists, the DHWI offers a simple yet innovative approach to combating diabetes and has woven itself into the culture of this community to impact societal change.

Check back for updates about this year's celebrity guest!

Activites at the Diabetes Expo

  • A fresh fruit and vegetable stand
  • Line dancing
  • Pictures at TapSnap photo booth
  • X-box Kinect games for kids
  • A football toss with former NFL defensive back Gary Baxter
  • Free flu shots for the community

Event Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8:50 a.m. Stage: Welcome Message
9:20 a.m. Warm Up
9:30 a.m. Runners Start
9:40 a.m. Walkers Start
Gymnasium: Expo Opens
10:15 a.m. Top Male and Female Runner Medal Ceremony (as soon as they finish)
Noon Event closes
1 p.m. Shuttles End and Parking Lot Closes

Parking details will be provided at a later date. 

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