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– Project Teen Health has partnered with Simply Clear Marketing to host a family-friendly 5K Fun Run Fundraiser March 18 to support teen obesity prevention on the Central Coast. The 2017 Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHC) 5K Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., just prior to the Inspired Health & Fitness Expo, at the Alexa Madonna Expo Center. Pre-registration is $30 and day-of registration is $35. Proceeds will fund the cost of gym memberships, athletic shoes, and field trips for low-income students who wish to participate in the program.

The 2017 Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHC) 5K Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., just prior to the Inspired Health & Fitness Expo, at the Alexa Madonna Expo Center. Pre-registration is $30 and day-of registration is $35. Proceeds will fund the cost of gym memberships, athletic shoes, and field trips for low-income students who wish to participate in the program. To register, visit: http://www.inspiredexpos.com/5k-run.

Project Teen Health is a childhood obesity prevention program developed and operated by Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO). Its mission is to reduce and prevent adolescent obesity by providing research-supported, innovative, culturally sensitive, and youth-driven programs. The program serves youth at Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Paso Robles and Santa Maria high schools through a variety of no-cost program activities, including after-school fitness classes, individual nutrition counseling, on-campus nutrition clubs, leadership workshops and annual health fairs.

“Project Teen Health creates a warm and welcoming space for teens interested in adopting a healthier lifestyle and teaches participants how to make educated decisions about their nutrition,” said Jenna Miller, program supervisor. “PTH also offers a variety of after-school fitness classes for participants to explore exercise in a non-competitive, supportive, and fun atmosphere, allowing teens to discover new fitness routines and identify the type of exercise they most enjoy.”

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is a nonprofit agency that focuses on helping people and changing lives through serving 30,000 people across Central and Southern California. We are committed to eliminating poverty by empowering individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination through a comprehensive array of community-based programs.

Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, Inc. (CHC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. CHC provides comprehensive and affordable healthcare, including Primary Medical Care, Family Dentistry, Chiropractic, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Optometry and Behavioral Health services.

To find out more, visit www.communityhealthcenters.org.

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