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National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly > Walk a Mile with a Child

Walk a Mile with a Child

Saturday, August 11. 8:00 am – 11:00 am.

Come walk and play with NMA leadership on Saturday, August 11 as we host our 11th annual Walk a Mile with a Child program. Featuring giveaways and lots of new, educational and fun activities for adults and children of all ages. Contact yfleming@nmanet.org for additional information.

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

Book Giveaway for Children 3 to 6 Years of Age.

The mind is a muscle. It too needs exercise.  Reading is important because it develops the mind. Understanding the written word is the way the mind increases its ability, just as walking increases the ability of the body.

For many income eligible parents participating in Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and School Readiness Programs supported by the state of Florida, the cost of buying books may be seen as a necessary, but costly, expense that just does not fit into their over-strapped budgets.  Because reading is a progressive skill, books that increase vocabulary or that help with translating words from Spanish to English with fun, yet educational stories, can not only become a child’s most valued possession but their pathway to future success.  Please help those families, who would like to have a “real” book for their child to read or to be read to them, by donating an age appropriate book for a child from 3 to 10 years of age.

Your donated books will be given to Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C-), the administrator for the he Early Learning Coalitions (501(c)(3)) of Orange and Osceola Counties, for distribution to the children enrolled in their Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and School Readiness programs.

Please send your book(s) in advance to:

National Medical Association
c/o Walk a Mile with a Child
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD   20910

Or bring your book(s) to convention and drop them in the bin near Registration

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The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health. NMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies.

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I rely on the organization’s leadership to convene critical discussions focused on health policy, healthcare reform and the challenges facing physicians not only in clinical practice, but those in leadership in health plans, academia, pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and public health. NMA convention is also a great time to connect with my medical school alumni, friends and colleagues.

– Rose E. Blackburn, M.D., M.B.A.