Cobb County Mocha Moms is so excited about the national partnership between Mocha Moms and GirlTrek. We are excited to go hiking this Saturday, June 3rd for NATIONAL TRAILS DAY. Generally, hiking is described as a walk on a hiking trail, high terrain or flat land. However you describe it, it is simply getting out and using natural resources to gain strength through walking!
GirlTrek.org is a 5-year-old national organization and health movement for black women and girls, grounded in civil rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership, and health advocacy. They have teamed up with the #AmericanHikingSociety to encourage people of color to hit the trails and enjoy the great outdoors.
Why is Mocha Moms partnering with GirlTrek? There is an unprecedented health crisis facing Black women. 82% of Black women are over a healthy weight and are dying younger and at higher rates than any group of women in this country from preventable disease.
To kick off June, Cobb Mocha Moms is hosting a Level 1 (easy) hike as part of the #NationalTrailsDay national campaign. We are excited to have 9 Sistahs joining us on Heritage Park trail! We’ll be rocking our “super hero” blue Girl Trek gear on our walk and hopefully meeting/ rallying other women on the trail to begin daily walking habits in their communities.
In addition to weekly walking challenges, GirlTrek hosts a series of heart-pumping, inspiring summer treks to some of the most beautiful places on the planet! Together, we work up a sweat, wear cute gear and visit beautiful places – all while being healthy and feeling joyful!
Getting involved in the GirlTrek movement is easy!
- Register at www.Girltrek.org.
- Join our GirlTrek with Cobb County Mocha Moms Facebook group
- COME ON OUT! Walk with your fellow GirlTrekkers in your neighborhood, a local park and on beautiful trails!
- Compete in fun monthly challenges to build a habit of daily exercise and to get others in your life moving!
- TELL SOMEBODY! Help Girltrek reach 1 MILLION by 2018! We can’t get to a million without you.