Celebrating 10 years of Healthy Living

by | Mar 21, 2014 | What’s Happening

Race: Sunday, May 4

It all started with one idea: Why have just a race on one day when healthy programming and activities could take place all week long? Thus, the Week of Healthy Living was born in 2004. Ten years later, Jewish Family Service of Tidewater has seen the Week of Healthy Living grow into an event that many in the community look forward to every year.

The event includes the annual Run, Roll or Stroll, a race that was initially held at Norfolk Botanical Garden. In 2008, the race moved to the Virginia Beach boardwalk.

The 10th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll is back this year at 24th Street Park in Virginia Beach. There will be an 8K run, a 5K run/walk, and a 1-mile run/walk, plus fun activities. Children can enjoy balloon creations and face painting and Don London of The New 101.3 radio station will provide fun music and entertainment.

“We wanted a way to raise funds for JFS while at the same time, give back to our community,” says Betty Ann Levin, JFS executive director. “Through the Week of Healthy Living, our largest fundraiser, we continue to be able to provide services which meet the growing needs of those less fortunate in our community.”

The Week of Healthy Living’s presenting sponsor is Towne Bank. Lead sponsors are the Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation. The Copeland/Klebanoff Families are the diamond/race sponsors. Many additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Betty Ann Levin, executive director, or Sue Graves, fundraising coordinator, at 757-321-2222. Or visit www.jfsrunrollorstroll.org to register to run/walk, be a Virtual Walker, or view the full listing of sponsorship opportunities.

Jewish Family Service is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.
* of blessed memory