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Mon Health SJMH Sponsoring Thanksgiving Walk/Run at Jackson's Mill

Weston, WV (November 8, 2021) - Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is
sponsoring the 3 rd Annual Gobble Gallop on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 9 a.m. at Jackson's
Mill. Participants should meet at Mount Vernon Dining Hall for the start of the race.
Registration is $5 and can be done on line at or
register in person that morning beginning at 8:00 am. There will be awards for top three
male/female finishers.

For fourteen years Mon Health SJMH coordinated the annual Weston 5K and before the
pandemic, the Hospital had collaborated with local non-profits such as the American Cancer
Society, Saint Patrick School, and the City of Weston to create a walk/run in each month of the
year before the pandemic hit. The goal of the collaboration was to encourage people to walk/run
for their health. West Virginia and Lewis County have very poor health statistics and organizers
hope to encourage people get out and walk and become healthier.

Mon Health SJMH Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Stalnaker is a proponent of the activity and
said, "There are many reasons for residents to take up walking or running as a healthy habit.
We are committed to helping area residents choose a healthier lifestyle and our walk/runs are a
great way to start."

It is an unfortunate fact that the walking rate for most Americans has fallen dramatically in the
past few decades. Walking provides a variety of benefits for people. Being consistent in one's
walking exercise routine is one of the most important factors in developing a healthy physical
activity program. It is also a great way to lose weight...walking 20 extra minutes daily will on
average burn off 7 pounds of body fat per year.

As part of the effort to reenergize the local walk/runs, SJMH announces that there will be a
Cookies and Cocoa Run on December 11; a Snowball Run on January 8; and the Groundhog
Run on February 5 at the track around the back of Mon Health SJMH at 230 Hospital Plaza, in
Weston. To learn more about Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, visit


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