June 2016 Volume 13

US$3,000 in Scholarships from Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center ‘Turn up the Life’ 5K Run in the Gardens

Staff reporter KC Times
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3rd Annual event promoted health and fitness as the natural way to improve one’s quality of living and generate funds for student scholarships.

The Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center, in partnership with The City of Miami Gardens and community partners announced the 3rd annual Dr. Fidel S. Goldson Sr. 5K Run in the Gardens. After the huge success of the previous run and health expo, this year’s event saw more cheers and fun as runners, patients, vendors and volunteers hit their strides into the zone of healthy living and raise financial support for students.

The run and expo was held at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 N.W. 199 Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The event kick edoff at 7:30 am, followed by a health expo and festivities around noon. The expo featured companies specializing in wellness and local businesses sharing their insights into keeping fit with smart nutrition and produce benefits. The event also included entertainment and host special guests.

All proceeds from the event will go toward providing a total of $3,000 in scholarships for the Miami Carol City and Norland High Schools. An additional $3,000 will go to the Kingston College Scholarship Fund created in honor of Dr. Fidel Goldson Sr.

The 5K Health and Wellness Expo was launched by Dr. Goldson Jr. in 2013 to honor the memory of his father, who spent his life spreading awareness on how natural health strategies can improve the quality of life.

The ‘Run in the Gardens’ takes walkers and runners from Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex across scenic surroundings to Sun Life Stadium and back.

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