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100 Mile Club:
23 Years of Community Wellness
by Jessica Quamahongnewa, Special Diabetes Program
2014 100 Mile Club Final Registration

Greetings from the Hopi Special Diabetes Program! Here we are in April, and working with the Special Diabetes Program is full of planning of events and activities. Our biggest activity is the 23rd Annual 100 Mile Club run/walk event. Registration is currently taking place ONLY at the Hopi Wellness Center; and will continue until the day we kick off on May 4th; which is also the final day to register.

This year the program will be quick, with weekly run/walks at various locations on the Hopi Reservation. The reason I say “quick” is because the program has been cut down from 16 weeks to 12 weeks. The 100 Mile Club will also continue to register only residents of the Hopi Reservation. Why? Because we are focusing on empowering YOU and our community members. Diabetes can devastate nearly every system in your body. The delicate balance of sugar metabolism is completely disrupted by this illness. I picture diabetes as those greedy little creatures in a Pac-Man video game, gobbling fuel and storing it until they are ready to burst. The 100 Mile Club seems to be an excellent reason to motivate our community to keep moving, don’t you think?

The 100 Mile Club has been a great motivational program. I remember coming to the 100 Mile Club back in 2001, and finding out that the 100 Mile Club originally started with 10 participants. From there the stages that the 100 Mile Club has endured have been with the participants in mind. We look forward to a really fun season this year. So register yourself and your family embers, and be ready to raise some dust on kick off day with positive attitudes and brighter tomorrows!

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The Hopi Wellness Center
The mission of the Hopi Wellness Center is to provide quality service to the Hopi people to effectively prevent type 2 diabetes in the community. The following services function to serve our mission:

  • The Hopi Special Diabetes Program,
  • The Hopi Fitness Center
  • Kids Korner
  • The Hopi Veteran’s Memorial Center

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