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is a groundbreaking national nonprofit founded in 2012 on the idea that
improving health outcomes for African-American women starts with a powerful new
narrative about what it means to be Black and healthy.
360 agenda is to improve the total health of the 50 largest African-American
communities in America. For too long, the African American community – and
African-American women in particular – have been left behind by the health and
wellness movement, and as a result, score worse across most health indicators
than any other subgroup in the U.S. 80%
of African-American women are over a healthy body weight and 53% are morbidly
combat this epidemic, we are rallying an army of beautiful and healthy black
women to take to the streets and fight for our health. Today, GirlTrek is a national movement that
has activated more than over 60,000 Black women and girls to move in the
direction of their healthiest, most fulfilled lives by establishing a routine
of walking. This is not a single event.
It’s a daily decision to make self-care a revolutionary act.
GirlTrek is not a fitness organization. We are
any army of women who are “sick and tired of being sick and tired!” Our goal is
to mobilize one million women to walk for total healing. We do all this to heal
our bodies, inspire our girls and reclaim our streets, neighborhoods, and communities. We trek to live.