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The St. Martin Council on Aging ‘s Annual “S. O. S.-Support Our Seniors” Walkathon Fast Approaching

The St. Martin Council on Aging ‘s annual “S. O. S.-Support our Seniors” Walkathon will be held on Saturday, March 7 at Parc Hardy, located at 1290 Rees Street, Breaux Bridge, from 9:00 am until noontime. Registration will begin at 8:00 am. An opening ceremony will begin shortly before start time. This will be a family event, so all ages are welcome.

COA Board members and volunteers will prepare poboy meals for a donation of $6. Meals will consist of a poboy, a bag of chips, and a drink. A dessert shop will also be available.

Individuals can choose between a 5K Run and the Walkathon. Both are open to ages 13 years old and up. Walking and/or running on behalf of another person is allowed. All participants will receive a free t-shirt with registration. There will be musical entertainment and high school cheerleaders will be on hand to motivate participants. In addition, area social service agencies will provide various health screenings and distribute valuable information, and there will be fun activities for children. United Blood Bank will also conduct a blood drive. Those who donate blood will receive a free t-shirt.

To make this event a success, you can help in the following ways:

· Become an event or T-shirt sponsor. In appreciation of sponsorship, sponsor names will be listed on the back of our event T-shirts and our official Facebook page, Twitter account, and web site. T-shirt sponsors will also receive one shirt in the size of their choice.

· Sponsor a team of walkers or runners, consisting of 5 people, and pay a registration fee of $100.

· Walk or run alone, or on behalf of a senior, and pay a registration fee of $25.

· Provide a booth and conduct health screenings ($50 booth fee for agencies that are for-profit and $25 for non-profit agencies).

A deejay will entertain the crowd throughout the event. There is no additional cost for the entertainment; however, the COA will accept donations.

Registration, sponsorship, and booth forms can be picked up at the Sydnie Mae Durand Activity Center or emailed, faxed, or mailed by request. For more information, call the COA at (337) 332-3063.