On May 12th, the Naturopathic Advocacy and Community Awareness Team (N-ACT) hosted the 1st Annual Tempe Family Fun Run & Walk at Kiwanis Park in Tempe, AZ. With almost 200 runners pre-registered and great weather, the event was greater than we could have hoped for. The 5K got off to a great start with the singing of the National Anthem by Amy Vance. The route took you around beautiful Kiwanis Lake and almost made you forget you were running a 5K. Everyone who completed the 5K got a raffle ticket, no matter whether you came in first, fifty-first or last place, for a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes.
After the 5K, the health fair had a little something for everyone, with the various health vendors, bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, and music from our very own DJ Kumar. Even the Tempe Fire Department stopped by to enjoy the beautiful weather with us…and let us explore their fire truck.
We’d like to thank all our vendors: Wellness Key Chiropractic, Whole Foods, AzNMA, Bikram Yoga Tempe, Natural Health & Fitness, Orange Theory Fitness, Desert Springs Chiropractic Center, Nature’s Garden Delivered, Herb ‘N Flavors, doTERRA, Dr. Ken Mitchell, and Max International. Also, we would like to express our gratitude for all our donors: Arizona Cardinals, SCNM, Outrageous Olive Oils, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Diamondbacks, K1 Speed, C & S Sporting Goods, JumpStreet, Polar Ice, As You Wish, Sunflower Markets, and Natural Health & Fitness. Finally, this event could not have been possible without our Gold sponsor, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM).
There were many smiles to be had all around. The feedback we’ve received is enthusiastic and positive. Being able to provide Tempe families with an event that is educational, promotes health, and best of all fun makes it all worth it. We are excitedly anticipating the planning of the 2nd Annual Tempe Family Fun Run in 2013! Hope to see you next year.
Ashley Russell and Terra Dallmann
N-ACT President N-ACT Vice President
Tempe Family Fun Run Coordinators
Medical Students at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)
Naturopathic Advocacy and Community Awareness Team (N-ACT) is a student-run club at SCNM that creates the future leaders of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine helps individuals by treating the root cause of their illnesses using natural methods. For example, we help patients make lifestyle changes and use naturopathic approaches to encourage healthy weight loss.