This year nearly 200 of the 262 registered walkers and runners braved the ominous snowy forecast to participate in the 26th Annual Western Area Massachusetts Dietetic Association Fitness 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair to benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts on March 2, 2019 at Look Park in Northampton.
The WAMDA Fitness 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair was proud to once again partner with The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, whose main focus is to provide individuals facing hunger with the food they need to survive and also work to lead communities toward long-term solutions to the problem of hunger in our region. Serving the four counties of Western Massachusetts, The Food Bank is the leading provider of emergency food that reaches individuals and families with lower incomes. They are committed to working with our community to reduce hunger, increase food security, and to make nutritious food affordable and accessible for all residents in our region.
Congratulations to all the walkers and runners and thank you for your support! We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude to the many sponsors, community partners, and volunteers whose time, monetary contributions, and donations make this event a possibility.
Very special thanks to all of our generous 2019 sponsors!
Holyoke Medical Center
People's United Bank
BMC Healthnet Plan
Greenfield Savings Bank
Big E's Supermarket
Big Y Foods, Inc.
Care One of Northampton
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Finck and Perras Insurance
Fitzgerald Attoneys at Law
Katie Defoe-Raymond RD, LDN Nutrition Counseling
Knights of Columbus, Council 69
LeBel Chiropractic LLC
Lia Honda of Northampton
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Nancy Dell and Associates
New England Dairy & Food Council
Northampton Area Pediatrics
Pure Haven consultant Jen Kazunas
Serafino-Moore Wealth Management of Raymond James
Webber and Grinnell Insurance
WEBS America's Yarn Store
We also send a very special thank you to the many companies and individuals that donated money, prizes, food and materials needed to helped make this event possible!A2Z Science and Learning Store
Central Rock Gym in Hadley
Pure Barre East Longmeadow
Vivian Breznitz of Well Being Therapeutic Massage
Judith Dowd, MA, RDN, LDN
The Works Bakery & Cafe
Stop & Shop