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2014 Healthy Harvest  

Join the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute to Fight Diabetes in Our Community on Oct. 25, 2014!


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.

DHWI Mission Statement: The Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute (DHWI) exists to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian minisrty of healing.

The DHWI 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.

2014 Celebrity Guest:
Meet our celebrity guest Everson Walls, former Dallas Cowboy, and learn
about his courageous kidney donation to his teammate and friend.

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 and Expo Opens
8:50 a.m. Stage: Welcome Message
9:20 a.m. Warm Up
9:30 a.m. Runners Start
9:35 a.m. Walkers Start
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: Event parking is available at Gate 6 at Fair Park with shuttle service to event.
Shuttle Service Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DART Green Line: Take the DART Green Line (train) to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Station. Cross over to Fair Park Gate 6 for shuttle service.

Event Sponsors



Castle Business Solutions
Duke Realty
Events Pic, LLC (TapSnap)
MoHouse Designs
My Children’s
Novo Nordisk
Pepsi Co.
St. Paul Baptist Church

Individual Sponsors:
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Allison
Gary Baxter
Mr. and Mrs. Erle Nye
Charles Bell, MD
Lalonni Hagerman
Amy Monday
Timothy and Venita Owens
Rowland K. Robinson